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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349534/psoriasis-from-pathogenesis-to-targeted-therapies
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Curdin Conrad, Michel Gilliet
Over the last decade, the management of psoriasis has witnessed a paradigm shift. Thanks to the increasing knowledge about the pathogenesis of psoriasis, targeted treatments with monoclonal antibodies have been developed. These antibodies, which target the pathogenic TNF/IL-23/IL-17-pathway, were shown to be safe and efficacious in the management of most patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis. Recently, molecular and genetic studies in pustular and erythrodermic psoriasis have identified additional inflammatory pathways, providing evidence that psoriasis is a heterogeneous disease and highlighting the requirement for personalized disease characterization for treatment optimization...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345394/viruses-as-key-modulators-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-a-double-edged-sword-involved-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Habibollah Mirzaei, Ebrahim Faghihloo
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway is a key network in cell signaling that controls vital processes such as proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and migration, thus acting as a double-edged sword in normal development and diseases, in particular organ fibrosis, vascular disorders, and cancer. Early in tumorigenesis, the pathway exerts anti-tumor effects through suppressing cell cycle and inducing apoptosis, while during late stages, it functions as a tumor promoter by enhancing tumor invasiveness and metastasis...
January 18, 2018: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343412/implementing-genome-driven-personalized-cardiology-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Ares Pasipoularides
Genomics designates the coordinated investigation of a large number of genes in the context of a biological process or disease. It may be long before we attain comprehensive understanding of the genomics of common complex cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) such as inherited cardiomyopathies, valvular diseases, primary arrhythmogenic conditions, congenital heart syndromes, hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerotic heart disease, hypertensive syndromes, and heart failure with preserved/reduced ejection fraction. Nonetheless, as genomics is evolving rapidly, it is constructive to survey now pertinent concepts and breakthroughs...
January 14, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341110/eurogin-roadmap-2017-triage-strategies-for-the-management-of-hpv-positive-women-in-cervical-screening-programmes
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REVIEW
K Cuschieri, G Ronco, A Lorincz, L Smith, G Ogilvie, L Mirabello, F Carozzi, H Cubie, N Wentzensen, P Snijders, M Arbyn, J Monsonego J, S Franceschi
Cervical cancer screening will rely, increasingly, on HPV testing as a primary screen. The requirement for triage tests which can delineate clinically significant infection is thus prescient. In this EUROGIN 2017 roadmap, justification behind the most evidenced triages is outlined, as are challenges for implementation. Cytology is the triage with the most follow-up data; the existence of an HR-HPV positive, cytology negative group presents a challenge and re-testing intervals for this group (and choice of re-test) require careful consideration...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339300/robotic-surgery-in-elderly-and-very-elderly-gynecologic-cancer-patients
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Valerio Gallotta, Carmine Conte, Marco D'Indinosante, Alex Federico, Antonella Biscione, Giuseppe Vizzielli, Carolina Bottoni, Maria Vittoria Carbone, Francesco Legge, Stefano Uccella, Pierpaolo Ciocchetti, Andrea Russo, Lorenzo Polidori, Giovanni Scambia, Gabriella Ferrandina
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate feasibility, safety and short-term outcomes of robotic surgery (RS) for gynecological oncologic indications (cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancer) in elderly patients, especially women aged from 65 to 74 (Elderly group - EG), compared to women ≥ 75 (Very Elderly group - VEG). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth, Rome, Italy...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339146/microspheres-as-intraocular-therapeutic-tools-in-chronic-diseases-of-the-optic-nerve-and-retina
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Irene Bravo-Osuna, Vanessa Andrés-Guerrero, Alicia Arranz-Romera, Sergio Esteban-Pérez, Irene T Molina-Martínez, Rocío Herrero-Vanrell
Pathologies affecting the optic nerve and the retina are one of the major causes of blindness. These diseases include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic Retinopathy (DR) and glaucoma, among others. Also, there are genetic disorders that affect the retina causing visual impairment. The prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases of the posterior segment are increased as most of them are related with the elderly. Even with the access to different treatments, there are some challenges in managing patients suffering retinal diseases...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339086/the-il-6-stat3-pathway-regulates-adhesion-molecules-and-cytoskeleton-of-endothelial-cells-in-thromboangiitis-obliterans
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Zheng Wei, Wenjing Jiang, Hengzhen Wang, Hali Li, Bo Tang, Bing Liu, Hongchi Jiang, Xueying Sun
Thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) (also known as Buerger's disease) is an inflammatory vascular disease that predominantly affects small- and medium-sized blood vessels of extremities. Endothelial cells play critical roles in the initiation and progression of this disease, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, we demonstrate that patients with TAO had significantly higher levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) and soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) in their plasmas, and the involved arterial tissues expressed higher levels of phosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (p-STAT3), ICAM-1 and VCAM-1...
January 12, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339024/nrf2-are-pathway-attenuates-oxidative-and-apoptotic-response-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes-by-activating-erk1-2-elk1-p70s6k-p90rsk-signaling-axis
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Nazir M Khan, Imran Ahmad, Tariq M Haqqi
Nrf2, a redox regulated transcription factor, has recently been shown to play a role in cartilage integrity but the mechanism remains largely unknown. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a multifactorial disease in which focal degradation of cartilage occurs. Here, we studied whether Nrf2 exerts chondroprotective effects by suppressing the oxidative stress and apoptosis in IL-1β stimulated human OA chondrocytes. Expression of Nrf2 and its target genes HO-1, NQO1 and SOD2 was significantly high in OA cartilage compared to normal cartilage and was also higher in damaged area compared to smooth area of OA cartilage of the same patient...
January 12, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338498/from-clinical-remission-to-residual-disease-activity-in-spondyloarthritis-and-its-potential-treatment-implications
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Fabio Massimo Perrotta, Antonia De Socio, Silvia Scriffignano, Ennio Lubrano
Remission or low disease activity should be the target of therapy in spondyloarthritis (SpA). Due to the complexity of the disease, several composite indices that assess all disease domains were proposed to define a status of low disease activity/remission in both axial and peripheral SpA. With the introduction, in the past years, of effective biologic and targeted synthetic treatments aimed at inhibiting key cytokines and intracellular pathways, the goal of clinical remission has become an achievable target in these conditions...
January 17, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336271/anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-herbs-with-special-emphasis-on-herbal-medicines-for-countering-inflammatory-diseases-and-disorders-a-review
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Mohd Iqbal Yatoo, Arumugam Gopalakrishnan, Archana Saxena, Oveas Rafiq Parray, Noore Alam Tufani, Sandip Chakraborty, Ruchi Tiwari, Kuldeep Dhama, Hafiz M N Iqbal
BACKGROUND: Diseases with inflammatory etiopathology have increased in incidence in recent times. Drugs used for therapeutic management of such inflammatory diseases are relieving the ailment but at the same time also countering serious life-threatening consequences. Moreover, they are costly and rarely available at all places. In this context, research and development on medicinal herbs have opened a new era in the prophylactic and therapeutic management of inflammatory diseases. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the importance of anti-inflammatory medicine-synthetic drugs and natural herbs, their constituents, mechanism of action, benefits, side effects and future prospects...
January 15, 2018: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334288/targeted-anti-il-13-therapies-in-asthma-current-data-and-future-perspectives
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Polyxeni Ntontsi, Evgenia Papathanassiou, Stelios Loukides, Petros Bakakos, Georgios Hillas
Introduction The identification of patients with severe asthma who will benefit from a personalized management approach remains an unmet need. Interleukin-13 (IL-13) is a cytokine possessing a significant role in asthma pathogenesis and progression of disease. Humanised monoclonal antibodies against IL-13 and IL-13 and IL-4 receptors are mainly proposed as add-on therapy in patients with TH2-high inflammation with uncontrolled asthma despite maximum therapy. Areas covered The role of IL-13 in airway inflammation in severe asthma, the targeted anti-IL-13 therapies and biomarkers that predict response to anti-IL-13 treatment are discussed...
January 15, 2018: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333148/a-pathway-to-national-guidelines-for-laboratory-diagnostics-of-chronic-kidney-disease-examples-from-diverse-european-countries
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Vanja Radišić Biljak, Kristin Moberg Aakre, Dogan Yucel, Anne-Sophie Bargnoux, Jean-Paul Cristol, Laurence Piéroni
The principal benefit of guidelines is to improve the quality of care received by patients. In the 2012 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (KDIGO) was released and it is designed to provide information and assist decision making. This review gives a brief overview of a various national CKD guidelines that rely on the newly released KDIGO guidelines. All of the included countries (France, Turkey, Norway and Croatia) are non-English speaking countries and they differ in population and socio economic aspects...
December 2017: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330358/pathogenesis-of-bone-disease-in-multiple-myeloma-from-bench-to-bedside
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REVIEW
Evangelos Terpos, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Maria Gavriatopoulou, Meletios A Dimopoulos
Osteolytic bone disease is the hallmark of multiple myeloma, which deteriorates the quality of life of myeloma patients, and it affects dramatically their morbidity and mortality. The basis of the pathogenesis of myeloma-related bone disease is the uncoupling of the bone-remodeling process. The interaction between myeloma cells and the bone microenvironment ultimately leads to the activation of osteoclasts and suppression of osteoblasts, resulting in bone loss. Several intracellular and intercellular signaling cascades, including RANK/RANKL/OPG, Notch, Wnt, and numerous chemokines and interleukins are implicated in this complex process...
January 12, 2018: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330066/regulation-of-vascular-tone-homeostasis-by-no-and-h2s-implications-in-hypertension
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REVIEW
Sevda Gheibi, Sajad Jeddi, Khosrow Kashfi, Asghar Ghasemi
Nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are two gasotransmitters that are produced in the vasculature and contribute to the regulation of vascular tone. NO and H2S are synthesized in both vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cells; NO functions primarily through the sGC/cGMP pathway, and H2S mainly through activation of the ATP-dependent potassium channels; both leading to relaxation of vascular smooth muscle cells. A deficit in the NO/H2S homeostasis is involved in the pathogenesis of various cardiovascular diseases, especially hypertension...
January 9, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329796/the-evolving-face-of-myocardial-reperfusion-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-primer-for-the-internist
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REVIEW
R Jay Widmer, Peter M Pollak, Malcolm R Bell, Bernard J Gersh, Nandan S Anavekar
Acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) account for a large proportion of disease burden in the United States and worldwide, and our understanding of ACS management continues to evolve. In this review we take a practical approach to evaluating and treating a patient with ACS, focusing on the optimal timing and methods of coronary reperfusion. Beginning with initial assessment and risk stratification, a provider managing the patient with ACS must be able to expeditiously decide on and implement the correct guideline-directed pathway to optimize outcomes...
January 9, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329598/treatment-outcome-of-anti-angiogenesis-through-vegf-pathway-in-the-management-of-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-phase-ii-and-iii-clinical-trials
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Brian Mawalla, Xianglin Yuan, Xiaoxiao Luo, Phillip L Chalya
OBJECTIVES: Advanced gastric cancer poses a therapeutic challenge worldwide. In randomised clinical trials, anti-VEGF has been reported as an essential agent for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer. This review aims at assessing the treatment outcome of anti-angiogenesis therapy through the VEGF pathway in the management of patients with advanced gastric cancer. RESULTS: During this review, 38 clinical trials were identified. Of these, 30 clinical trials were excluded, leaving eight trials of phase II and III...
January 12, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327808/the-rocky-road-to-personalized-medicine-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
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REVIEW
Bryan Brinda, Irum Khan, Brian Parkin, Heiko Konig
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a malignant disorder of the myeloid blood lineage characterized by impaired differentiation and increased proliferation of hematopoietic precursor cells. Recent technological advances have led to an improved understanding of AML biology but also uncovered the enormous cytogenetic and molecular heterogeneity of the disease. Despite this heterogeneity, AML is mostly managed by a 'one-size-fits-all' approach consisting of intensive, highly toxic induction and consolidation chemotherapy...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325610/autosomal-dominant-cerebellar-ataxias
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Andrew Mundwiler, Vikram G Shakkottai
Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a genetically diverse group of dominantly inherited disorders that share clinical features that result from dysfunction and degeneration of the cerebellum and its associated pathways. Although nearly 40 genes are currently recognized to result in SCA, shared mechanisms for disease pathogenesis exist among subsets of the SCAs. The most common SCAs result from a glutamine-encoding CAG repeat in the respective disease genes. This chapter discusses the varied genetic etiology of SCA and attempts to categorize these disorders based on shared mechanisms of disease...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317500/macrocyclic-%C3%AE-defensins-suppress-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-tnf-%C3%AE-shedding-by-inhibition-of-tnf-%C3%AE-converting-enzyme
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Justin B Schaal, Thorsten Maretzky, Dat Q Tran, Patti A Tran, Prasad Tongaonkar, Carl P Blobel, André J Ouellette, Michael E Selsted
Theta-defensins (θ-defensins) are macrocyclic peptides expressed exclusively in granulocytes and selected epithelia of Old World monkeys.  They contribute to anti-pathogen host defense responses by directly killing a diverse range of microbes.  Of note, θ-defensins also modulate microbe-induced inflammation by affecting the production of soluble tumor necrosis factor (sTNF) and other proinflammatory cytokines.  Here, we report that natural rhesus macaque θ-defensin (RTD) isoforms regulate sTNF cellular release by inhibiting TNF alpha converting enzyme (TACE; also known as a disintegrin and metalloprotease 17; ADAM17), the primary pro-TNF sheddase...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317057/the-complex-associations-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-auto-immune-disorders-a-review
#20
Mayand Vakil, Steven Park, Anna Broder
Obstructive sleep apnea is known to be associated with diseases such as hypertension, metabolic disorder, and cancer. A more controversial and less understood association is that of sleep apneas and the development and worsening of autoimmune and rheumatologic disorders. Through the main pathways of intermittent hypoxia and sleep deprivation, we hypothesize that obstructive sleep apnea creates a chronic inflammatory state that worsens or incites autoimmune disorders. This thorough review of the available literature highlights our current understanding of the relationship between these disease processes in order to demonstrate the importance of diagnosis and appropriate management of sleep disorders in patients suffering from rheumatologic diseases...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
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