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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931549/sacral-neuromodulation-blocks-pudendal-inhibition-of-reflex-bladder-activity-in-cats-insight-into-the-efficacy-of-sacral-neuromodulation-in-fowler-s-syndrome
#1
Xing Li, Jamie Uy, Michelle Yu, Shun Li, Katherine Theisen, Jeffrey Browning, Bing Shen, Jicheng Wang, James R Roppolo, William C de Groat, Changfeng Tai
This study tested the hypothesis that sacral neuromodulation, i.e. electrical stimulation of afferent axons in sacral spinal root, can block pudendal afferent inhibition of the micturition reflex. In α-chloralose anesthetized cats, pudendal nerve stimulation (PNS) at 3-5 Hz was used to inhibit bladder reflex activity while the sacral S1 or S2 dorsal root was stimulated at 15-30 Hz to mimic sacral neuromodulation and to block the bladder inhibition induced by PNS. The intensity threshold (T) for PNS or S1/S2 dorsal root stimulation (DRS) to induce muscle twitch of anal sphincter or toe was determined...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920650/junior-investigators-get-engaged-in-the-alliance-for-clinical-trials-in-oncology
#2
Geoffrey L Uy, Matthew H G Katz, Judy C Boughey
The success of the Alliance and the cooperative groups in the National Cancer Institute's National Clinical Trials Network is dependent on the cooperative group's ability to help recruit and train the next generation of clinical researchers.
April 2017: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918124/polyphenols-reported-to-shift-apap-induced-changes-in-mapk-signaling-and-toxicity-outcomes
#3
REVIEW
Ngoc Uy Nguyen, Brendan David Stamper
Due to its widespread availability, acetaminophen (APAP) is the leading cause for drug-induced liver injury in many countries including United States and United Kingdom. When used as recommended, APAP is relatively safe. However, in overdose cases, increased metabolism of APAP to N-acetyl-para-benzoquinoneimine (NAPQI), a reactive metabolite, leads to glutathione (GSH) depletion, oxidative stress, and cellular injury. Throughout this process, a variety of factors play important roles in propagating toxicity, including c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family...
September 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874594/nccn-guidelines-insights-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-version-1-2017
#4
Patrick A Brown, Bijal Shah, Amir Fathi, Matthew Wieduwilt, Anjali Advani, Patricia Aoun, Stefan K Barta, Michael W Boyer, Teresa Bryan, Patrick W Burke, Ryan Cassaday, Peter F Coccia, Steven E Coutre, Lloyd E Damon, Daniel J DeAngelo, Olga Frankfurt, John P Greer, Hagop M Kantarjian, Rebecca B Klisovic, Gary Kupfer, Mark Litzow, Arthur Liu, Ryan Mattison, Jae Park, Jeffrey Rubnitz, Ayman Saad, Geoffrey L Uy, Eunice S Wang, Kristina M Gregory, Ndiya Ogba
The prognosis for patients with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has improved with the use of more intensive chemotherapy regimens, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, targeted agents, and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. However, the management of relapsed or refractory (R/R) ALL remains challenging and prognosis is poor. The NCCN Guidelines for ALL provide recommendations on standard treatment approaches based on current evidence. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize treatment recommendations for R/R ALL and highlight important updates, and provide a summary of the panel's discussion and underlying data supporting the most recent recommendations for R/R ALL management...
September 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855188/an-excitatory-reflex-from-the-superficial-peroneal-nerve-to-the-bladder-in-cats
#5
Michelle Yu, Jamie Uy, Xuewen Jiang, Xing Li, Cameron Jones, Bing Shen, Jicheng Wang, James R Roppolo, William C de Groat, Changfeng Tai
This study in α-chloralose anesthetized cats discovered an excitatory peroneal nerve-to-bladder reflex. A urethral catheter was used to infuse the bladder with saline and record bladder pressure changes. Electrical stimulation was applied to the superficial peroneal nerve to trigger a reflex bladder activity. With the bladder distended at a volume about 90% of bladder capacity, superficial peroneal nerve stimulation (PNS) at 1-3 Hz and threshold (T) intensity for inducing muscle twitching on the posterior thigh induced large amplitude (40-150 cmH2O) bladder contractions...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854506/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-following-pda-ligation-in-a-preterm-neonate
#6
R G LaGrandeur, M Tran, C Merchant, C Uy
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a life-threatening complication of blood product transfusion characterized by sudden onset hypoxemic respiratory failure with bilateral lung infiltrates and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema developing within 6 hours of transfusion. It is believed to be under-recognized, particularly among preterm neonates in whom co-existing developmental lung disease adds diagnostic complexity. Here we report the case of a preterm neonate who developed TRALI during a blood transfusion following PDA ligation...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838885/text-messaging-interventions-on-cancer-screening-rates-a-systematic-review
#7
Catherine Uy, Jennifer Lopez, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Simona C Kwon, Scott E Sherman, Peter S Liang
BACKGROUND: Despite high-quality evidence demonstrating that screening reduces mortality from breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancers, a substantial portion of the population remains inadequately screened. There is a critical need to identify interventions that increase the uptake and adoption of evidence-based screening guidelines for preventable cancers at the community practice level. Text messaging (short message service, SMS) has been effective in promoting behavioral change in various clinical settings, but the overall impact and reach of text messaging interventions on cancer screening are unknown...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826955/five-year-outcome-of-miniarc-single-incision-sling-used-in-the-treatment-of-primary-urodynamic-stress-incontinence
#8
Tsia-Shu Lo, Sandy Chua, Chuan Chi Kao, Ma Clarissa Uy-Patrimonio, Rami Ibrahim, Yiap Loong Tan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the MiniArc single-incision sling in the treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) through 5 years. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Eighty-five patients with USI without needing concurrent procedures who underwent anti-incontinence surgery using the MiniArc SIMS from February 2010 to December 2011...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812920/orbital-myxoma-comorbid-with-acute-myelomonocytic-leukemia
#9
Jacqueline Mupas-Uy, Yoshiyuki Kitaguchi, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Emiko Takahashi, Hirohiko Kakizaki
We report the first case of orbital myxoma in a 10-year-old girl with a history of acute myelomonocytic leukemia diagnosed at the age of 10 months. She presented with a mass in the right orbit, which was excised completely. There was no recurrence during the 6 months of follow-up.
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797783/results-of-a-prospective-randomized-open-label-noninferiority-study-of-tbo-filgrastim-granix-versus-filgrastim-neupogen-in-combination-with-plerixafor-for-autologous-stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-and-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#10
Pavan Kumar Bhamidipati, Mark A Fiala, Brenda J Grossman, John F DiPersio, Keith Stokerl-Goldstein, Feng Gao, Geoffrey L Uy, Peter Westervelt, Mark A Schroeder, Amanda F Cashen, Camille N Abboud, Ravi Vij
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) improves survival in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Traditionally, filgrastim (Neupogen; recombinant G-CSF) has been used in as a single agent or in combination with plerixafor for stem cell mobilization for auto-HSCT. In Europe, a biosimilar recombinant G-CSF (Tevagrastim) has been approved for various indications similar to those of reference filgrastim, including stem cell mobilization for auto-HSCT; however, in the United States, tbo-filgrastim (Granix) is registered under the original biological application and is not approved for stem cell mobilization...
August 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738707/clinical-evaluation-of-combined-azacitidine-and-entinostat-on-the-induction-of-fetal-hemoglobin-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemias-and-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#11
Katharine R Press, Natalie Uy, Jeffrey Keefer, Steven D Gore, Hetty E Carraway, Sarah Sakoian, Thomas Prebet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721435/effect-of-a-combined-tai-chi-resistance-training-and-dietary-intervention-on-cognitive-function-in-obese-older-women
#12
F Xu, M J Delmonico, I E Lofgren, K M Uy, S A Maris, D Quintanilla, A G Taetzsch, J Letendre, L Mahler
Cognitive decline in older adults is a major public health problem and can compromise independence and quality of life. Exercise and diet have been studied independently and have shown to be beneficial for cognitive function, however, a combined Tai Chi, resistance training, and diet intervention and its influence on cognitive function has not been undertaken. The current study used a 12-week non-randomized research design with experiment and control groups to examine the effect of a combined Tai Chi, resistance training, and diet intervention on cognitive function in 25 older obese women...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711633/novel-measure-of-autonomic-remodeling-associated-with-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-diabetes
#13
Yang Yang, Aapo L Aro, Sandeep G Nair, Reshmy Jayaraman, Kyndaron Reinier, Carmen Rusinaru, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Hirad Yarmohammadi, Jonathan Jui, Sumeet S Chugh
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is independently associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), with a need to identify novel methods for risk stratification. Diabetic patients can develop autonomic dysfunction that has been associated with an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmogenesis and manifests as reduced heart rate variability (HRV). However, previously published studies have not accounted for resting heart rate (HR), important from both pathophysiological and prognosticating standpoints...
July 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690831/patient-waiting-time-in-the-outpatient-clinic-at-a-central-surgical-hospital-of-vietnam-implications-for-resource-allocation
#14
Tho Dinh Tran, Uy Van Nguyen, Vuong Minh Nong, Bach Xuan Tran
Background: Patient waiting time is considered as a crucial parameter in the assessment of healthcare quality and patients' satisfaction towards healthcare services. Data concerning this has remained limited in Vietnam. Thus, this study aims to assess patient waiting time in the outpatient clinic in Viet Duc Hospital (Hanoi, Vietnam) in order to enable stakeholders to inform evidence-based interventions to improve the quality of healthcare services. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from June 2014 to June 2015 in the outpatient clinic at Viet Duc Hospital...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675065/hypomethylating-agents-hma-treatment-for-myelodysplastic-syndromes-alternatives-in-the-frontline-and-relapse-settings
#15
Natalie Uy, Abhay Singh, Steven D Gore, Thomas Prebet
Hypomethylating agents (HMA) have played a pivotal role for treating myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) over the past decade, inducing sustained hematological responses and delaying progression to leukemia. However, a vast majority of patients will experience treatment failure within 2 years, with poor prognoses and limited options, and management of this growing patient population remains unclear. Areas covered: With the introduction of new agents in the MDS field, a better understanding of the biology of MDS, and updated information on standard of care options (including allogeneic transplantation), we re-evaluate the global treatment strategy in MDS via novel agents, focusing in particular on investigational approaches for patients who fail to respond to HMA when applicable...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662567/electrical-risk-score-beyond-the-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-prediction-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-the-oregon-sudden-unexpected-death-study-and-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
#16
Aapo L Aro, Kyndaron Reinier, Carmen Rusinaru, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Navid Darouian, Derek Phan, Wendy J Mack, Jonathan Jui, Elsayed Z Soliman, Larisa G Tereshchenko, Sumeet S Chugh
Aims: There is an urgent need to extend sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk stratification beyond the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). We evaluated whether a cumulative electrocardiogram (ECG) risk score would improve identification of individuals at high risk of SCD. Methods and results: In the community-based Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study (catchment population ∼1 million), 522 SCD cases with archived 12-lead ECG available (65.3 ± 14.5 years, 66% male) were compared with 736 geographical controls to assess the incremental value of multiple ECG parameters in SCD prediction...
June 26, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660153/vascular-diseases-of-the-spleen-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Pearl Princess D Uy, Denise Marie Francisco, Anshu Trivedi, Michael O'Loughlin, George Y Wu
Vascular diseases of the spleen are relatively uncommon in the clinical practice. However, the reported incidence has been progressively increasing, probably due to advances in the imaging modalities used to detect them. This disease condition often presents with non-specific clinical manifestations, but can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This review article aims to provide updated clinical information on the different vascular diseases of the splenic vasculature-splenic vein thrombosis, splenic vein aneurysm, splenic artery aneurysm, splenic arteriovenous fistula, and spontaneous splenorenal shunt-in order to aid clinicians in early diagnosis and management...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659263/health-insurance-expansion-and-incidence-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-pilot-study-in-a-us-metropolitan-community
#18
Eric C Stecker, Kyndaron Reinier, Carmen Rusinaru, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Jon Jui, Sumeet S Chugh
BACKGROUND: Health insurance has many benefits including improved financial security, greater access to preventive care, and better self-perceived health. However, the influence of health insurance on major health outcomes is unclear. Sudden cardiac arrest prevention represents one of the major potential benefits from health insurance, given the large impact of sudden cardiac arrest on premature death and its potential sensitivity to preventive care. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a pre-post study with control group examining out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) among adult residents of Multnomah County, Oregon (2015 adult population 636 000)...
June 28, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643288/inhibitory-effect-of-fsllry-nh2-on-inflammatory-responses-induced-by-hydrogen-peroxide-in-hepg2-cells
#19
Yeon Joo Lee, Su Jin Kim, Kyoung Wan Kwon, Won Mo Lee, Wi Joon Im, Uy Dong Sohn
Proteinase activated receptor 2 (PAR2), which is localized in the GI tract, the respiratory system, and the kidney tubules is a G protein-coupled receptor associated with inflammation, metabolism, and disease. The aim of this study was to explore the role of PAR2 in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced HepG2 cells by using FSLLRY-NH2 a PAR2 antagonist. H2O2 treatment resulted in induction of PAR2 in esophageal, gastric, and liver cells, with the most robust response being in HepG2 cells. Furthermore, this effect was dose-dependent in HepG2 cells...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634555/a-rare-case-of-pneumopericardium-in-the-setting-of-tuberculous-constrictive-pericarditis
#20
Lauro L Abrahan Iv, Stephanie Martha O Obillos, Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Jose Donato A Magno, Celia Catherine C Uy-Agbayani, Ulysses King G Gopez, Jobelle Joyce Anne R Baldonado
A 28-year-old Filipino male was admitted due to high-grade fevers and dyspnea on a background of chronic cough and weight loss. Due to clinical and echocardiographic signs of cardiac tamponade, emergency pericardiocentesis was performed on his first hospital day. Five days after, chest radiographs showed new pockets of radiolucency within the cardiac shadow, indicative of pneumopericardium. On repeat echo, air microbubbles admixed with loculated effusion were visualized in the anterior pericardial space. Constrictive physiology was also supported by a thickened pericardium, septal bounce, exaggerated respiratory variation in AV valve inflow, and IVC plethora...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
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