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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141340/-survival-time-of-hiv-aids-death-cases-after-antiretroviral-therapy-and-related-factors-in-henan-province-2003-2015
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Z Y Chen, Q X Zhao, C F Li, C L Liu, X Yang, X Zhang, Y Sun
Objective: To analyze and investigate the survival time of dead HIV/AIDS patients after antiretroviral therapy (ART) and related factors in Henan province. Methods: The database of national integrated management system of HIV/AIDS was used to collect the information of dead patients who received ART between January 2003 and December 2015. Software SPSS 23.0 was used to analyze the survival time of dead patients and related factors. Result: A total of 6 267 AIDS patients died after ART and the average survival time was 23...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141294/-positions-of-the-implanted-stimulating-electrodes-for-artificial-facial-nerve-for-inducing-contraction-of-the-orbicularis-oris-muscle-in-rabbit-with-peripheral-facial-paralysis
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D Y Xu, N J Zhao, Y X Zhao, D Luo, Y J Sun, K Y Li
Objective: To explore the optimal positions of the implanted stimulating eletrodes for artificial facial nerve (AFN) for inducing contraction of the orbicularis oris muscle (OOM) in rabbit with peripheral facial paralysis. Methods: According to the four microelectrodes of the AFN stimulating side, four modes of the implanted positions were divided. In line with different modes, the electrodes were implanted into the affected OOM of the rabbits with unilateral peripheral facial paralysis. AFN output electric stimulation to induce contraction of the affected OOM with uniform stimulating frequency and pulse length in vitro...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141240/host-microbe-interactions-malassezia-and-human-skin
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REVIEW
Elizabeth A Grice, Thomas L Dawson
The skin is our first line of defense, protecting us from invasion and evaporation. Its variable structure, changing geography, and complex immune repertoire provide a vast interface for our cutaneous microbial community. Skin is inhabited by many thousands of microbes, but this review focuses on the dominant eukaryote, Malassezia, and its host interaction. Malassezia compromises 17 species with variable niche specificities and differing pathogenic potential. It has been known as a skin inhabitant for over 100 years, and is now accepted to be on all warm-blooded animals...
November 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141120/biotinylated-photopolymers-for-3d-printed-unibody-lab-on-a-chip-optical-platforms
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Caterina Credi, Gianmarco Griffini, Marinella Levi, Stefano Turri
The present work reports the first demonstration of straightforward fabrication of monolithic unibody lab-on-a-chip (ULOCs) integrating bioactive micrometric 3D scaffolds by means of multimaterial stereolithography (SL). To this end, a novel biotin-conjugated photopolymer is successfully synthesized and optimally formulated to achieve high-performance SL-printing resolution, as demonstrated by the SL-fabrication of biotinylated structures smaller than 100 µm. By optimizing a multimaterial single-run SL-based 3D-printing process, such biotinylated microstructures are incorporated within perfusion microchambers whose excellent optical transparency enables real-time optical microscopy analyses...
November 15, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141025/suppression-of-inflammatory-and-infection-responses-in-lung-macrophages-by-eucalyptus-oil-and-its-constituent-1-8-cineole-role-of-pattern-recognition-receptors-trem-1-and-nlrp3-the-map-kinase-regulator-mkp-1-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Niket Yadav, Harish Chandra
Eucalyptus oil (EO) used in traditional medicine continues to prove useful for aroma therapy in respiratory ailments; however, there is a paucity of information on its mechanism of action and active components. In this direction, we investigated EO and its dominant constituent 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) using the murine lung alveolar macrophage (AM) cell line MH-S. In an LPS-induced AM inflammation model, pre-treatment with EO significantly reduced (P ≤0.01or 0.05) the pro-inflammatory mediators TNF-α, IL-1 (α and β), and NO, albeit at a variable rate and extent; 1,8-cineole diminished IL-1 and IL-6...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140955/on-line-ratings-of-spine-surgeons-analysis-of-208-surgeons
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Jun Zhang, Adan Omar, Addisu Mesfin
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the online ratings of spine surgeons and variables that may affect online ratings. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Physician review websites (PRW) are rapidly growing for-profit businesses. Most Orthopaedic surgeons are rated on at least one PRW as are other surgical specialists. To date the online ratings of spine surgeons have not been evaluated. METHODS: Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) surgeon ratings on 5 physician rating websites were performed in April 2016: 'healthgrade...
November 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140740/upregulation-of-tyrosine-kinase-fyn-in-human-thyroid-carcinoma-role-in-modulating-tumor-cell-proliferation-invasion-and-migration
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Jing Zheng, Huiling Li, Dongting Xu, Huijuan Zhu
Tyrosine kinase FYN-a member of the SRC family of kinases-is associated with mediating mitogenic signals and regulating cell cycle entry, growth, and proliferation. It was hypothesized that FYN is upregulated in thyroid carcinoma, which plays a critical role in tumorigenesis. FYN expression level in thyroid carcinoma tissue and tumor cell lines was determined. Also, the effects of FYN on thyroid cancer (TC) growth, signaling, cell cycle, and apoptosis were evaluated in vitro. FYN was knocked down in thyroid cancer cells (TPC-1) by siRNA to investigate the effects on cell proliferation, invasion, and migration...
November 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140528/evaluation-of-renal-function-change-during-first-line-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Hiroki Ishihara, Tsunenori Kondo, Hironori Fukuda, Kazuhiko Yoshida, Kenji Omae, Toshio Takagi, Junpei Iizuka, Hirohito Kobayashi, Kazunari Tanabe
Background: The change in renal function induced by first-line tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma remains unclear. Methods: One hundred and thirty-four patients were evaluated. Sunitinib (SU) and sorafenib (SO) were administered to 91 (67.9%) and 43 (32.1%) patients, respectively. The change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (ΔeGFR) was calculated as [(eGFR at each time point - pre-treatment eGFR)/pre-treatment eGFR] × 100...
November 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140422/multidisciplinary-clinic-approach-improves-overall-survival-outcomes-of-patients-with-metastatic-germ-cell-tumors
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C Albany, N Adra, A C Snavely, C Cary, T A Masterson, R S Foster, K Kesler, T M Ulbright, L Cheng, M Chovanec, F Taza, K Ku, M J Brames, N H Hanna, L H Einhorn
Background: To report our experience utilizing a multidisciplinary clinic (MDC) at Indiana University (IU) since the publication of the International Germ Cell Cancer Collaborative Group (IGCCCG), and to compare our overall survival to that of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. Patients and Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients with metastatic germ cell tumor (GCT) seen at IU from 1998-2014...
November 10, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140372/cytotoxicity-of-dental-implants-the-effects-of-ultrastructural-elements
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Ebru Cal, Vildan Bozok Cetintas, Hayal Boyacioglu, Pelin Güneri
PURPOSE: In this in vitro study, the purpose was to assess the cytotoxicity profiles of seven commercial dental implant materials by using cell culture methods on an osteoblastic cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The microstructure of seven commercial dental implants (each given a letter code) was investigated via scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray analysis. Medium extracts were collected on the first and fifth days for each group and tested using MC3T3-E1 cell line...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140155/persistent-prevention-of-oxaliplatin-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-using-calmangafodipir-pledox-%C3%A2-a-placebo-controlled-randomised-phase-ii-study-pliant
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Bengt Glimelius, Nebojsa Manojlovic, Per Pfeiffer, Baadur Mosidze, Galina Kurteva, Mia Karlberg, Devalingam Mahalingam, Peter Buhl Jensen, Jan Kowalski, Marie Bengtson, Malin Nittve, Jacques Näsström
PURPOSE: Oxaliplatin causes disabling acute and chronic peripheral neuropathy. We explored the preventive effects of calmangafodipir, mimicking the mitochondrial enzyme manganese superoxide dismutase, thereby protecting cells from oxidative stress, in a placebo-controlled, double-blinded randomised phase II study (ClinicalTrials.gov.NCT01619423) in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). PATIENT AND METHODS: mCRC patients treated with modified FOLFOX-6 (folinic acid 200 mg/m(2), 5-fluorouracil bolus 400 mg/m(2), oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2) and 5-fluorouracil 2400 mg/m(2) continuous infusion for 46 h) every fortnight for 8 cycles in first or second line were eligible...
November 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139364/advanced-management-of-severe-keloids
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REVIEW
Thomas Hagele, Hoka Nyanda, Nishit Patel, Nicole Russell, George Cohen, Christopher Nelson
Keloids negatively impact the health and quality of life of many affected dermatologic patients. Treating keloids is often difficult, and suboptimal responses are frequent. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to the clinician that may lead to improved clinical outcomes. We present a review of currently available therapeutic options. Intralesional steroid injection remains the first-line treatment for keloids. Imiquimod, direct interferon therapy, or intralesional 5-flurouracil may alleviate the need for excessive corticosteroid therapy...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139315/statin-use-and-risk-for-type-2-diabetes-what-clinicians-should-know
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Kevin Maki, Veda Diwadkar-Navsariwala, Melvyn W Kramer
Statins are the first line of pharmacologic treatment for the management of hypercholesterolemia in patients at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease. In recent years, several randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies have reported increased risk for new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) with statin treatment, particularly with use of high-intensity statins that reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 50% or more. This paper summarizes the data from RCTs and observational studies for statin-associated T2D risk, and puts into perspective this evidence, weighed against the established benefits of statin therapy for CV risk reduction...
November 15, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139251/-clinical-application-features-of-fufang-kushen-injection-in-treating-malignant-esophageal-tumor%C3%AF-real-world-study-based-on-hospital-information-system
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Ya-Xin Liu, Zhi-Fei Wang, Yan-Ming Xie, Yin Zhang, Cen Chen, Yan Zhuang
To analyze the clinical application features of Fufang Kushen injection in treating malignant esophageal tumors in the real world by using hospital information system database, and provide reference for clinical application of Fufang Kushen injection. The electronic medical data from 2 550 patients with malignant esophageal tumors using Fufang Kushen injection from 22 large-scale hospitals nationwide were extracted based on the hospital information system (HIS) established by Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139091/pharmacological-approach-to-the-management-of-crohn-s-disease-patients-with-perianal-disease
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REVIEW
Fernando Bermejo, Iván Guerra, Alicia Algaba, Antonio López-Sanromán
Perianal localization of Crohn's disease involves significant morbidity, affects quality of life and results in an increased use of healthcare resources. Medical and surgical therapies contribute to its management. The objective of this review is to address the current understanding in the management of perianal Crohn's disease, with the main focus in reviewing pharmacological therapies, including stem cells. In complex fistulas, once local sepsis has been controlled by surgical drainage and/or antibiotics, anti-TNF drugs (infliximab, adalimumab) are the first-line therapy, with or without associated immunomodulators...
November 14, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139090/tofacitinib-a-review-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sohita Dhillon
Tofacitinib (Xeljanz(®)) is a potent, selective JAK inhibitor that preferentially inhibits Janus kinase (JAK) 1 and JAK3. In the EU, oral tofacitinib 5 mg twice daily is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adult patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant of, one or more DMARDs. Several clinical studies of ≤ 24 months' duration showed that tofacitinib monotherapy (as first- or second-line treatment) and combination therapy with a conventional synthetic DMARD (csDMARD; as second- or third-line treatment) was effective in reducing signs and symptoms of disease and improving health-related quality of life (HR-QOL), with benefits sustained during long-term therapy (≤ 96 months)...
November 14, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139084/common-hepatic-artery-abutment-or-encasement-is-an-adverse-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-borderline-and-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Geoffrey M Kozak, Jeffrey D Epstein, Sandeep P Deshmukh, Benjamin B Scott, Scott W Keith, Harish Lavu, Charles J Yeo, Jordan M Winter
BACKGROUND: Localized and unresectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) comprises one third of new diagnoses and includes borderline resectable (BR) and locally advanced (LA) unresectable disease. In a cohort of patients who were treated and followed at a single institution, we assessed clinical and radiographic predictors of outcome. METHODS: The study included 69 consecutive patients with BR or LA PDA. Serial imaging studies were reviewed by both a pancreatic surgeon and a radiologist for vascular abutment or encasement by cancer, and they were recorded...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139081/liraglutide-improves-cardiovascular-risk-as-an-add-on-to-metformin-and-not-to-insulin-secretagogues-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-real-life-48-month-retrospective-study
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Alessandro Ciresi, Enrica Vigneri, Stefano Radellini, Felicia Pantò, Carla Giordano
INTRODUCTION: Although liraglutide is widely recognized to have glycemic and extra-glycemic effects, few studies have compared these effects in relation to hypoglycemic treatment starting from the diagnosis of diabetes. We evaluated the effectiveness of liraglutide in reducing the Framingham risk score (FRS) and visceral adiposity index (VAI) in relation to first-line hypoglycemic treatment from diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, continued without any changes. METHODS: We selected 105 diabetic outpatients who were treated with liraglutide for at least 48 months as an add-on therapy to metformin alone (group A, n = 52) or insulin secretagogues (group B, n = 53) from diagnosis time...
November 14, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138989/sexual-function-and-sex-hormones-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Antonio Gambardella, Daniela Esposito, Giacomo Accardo, Marianna Taddeo, Antonietta Letizia, Rossella Tagliafierro, Katherine Esposito, Daniela Pasquali
PURPOSE: Breast cancer patients (BCP) are at risk of female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Our aim was to clarify the effects of treatment strategies, and steroid hormones levels on FSD. METHODS: We enrolled 136 BCP (46.9 ± 0.8 years), and 122 completed questionnaires. BCP were divided into four groups: 22 women with advanced breast cancer on neoadjuvant therapy (NAT), 48 on adjuvant therapy (AT), 30 taking hormonal therapy (HT) and 22 with metastatic cancer on first line chemotherapy (FLT)...
November 14, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138904/rice-diversity-panel-provides-accurate-genomic-predictions-for-complex-traits-in-the-progenies-of-biparental-crosses-involving-members-of-the-panel
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M Ben Hassen, T V Cao, J Bartholomé, G Orasen, C Colombi, J Rakotomalala, L Razafinimpiasa, C Bertone, C Biselli, A Volante, F Desiderio, L Jacquin, G Valè, N Ahmadi
Rice breeding programs based on pedigree schemes can use a genomic model trained with data from their working collection to predict performances of progenies produced through rapid generation advancement. So far, most potential applications of genomic prediction in plant improvement have been explored using cross validation approaches. This is the first empirical study to evaluate the accuracy of genomic prediction of the performances of progenies in a typical rice breeding program. Using a cross validation approach, we first analyzed the effects of marker selection and statistical methods on the accuracy of prediction of three different heritability traits in a reference population (RP) of 284 inbred accessions...
November 14, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
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