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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214948/reduced-anticoagulation-variability-in-patients-on-warfarin-monitored-with-fiix-prothrombin-time-associates-with-reduced-thromboembolism-the-fiix-trial
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Alma Rut Oskarsdóttir, Brynja R Gudmundsdottir, Olafur S Indridason, Sigrun H Lund, David O Arnar, Einar S Bjornsson, Magnus K Magnusson, Hulda M Jensdottir, Brynjar Vidarsson, Charles W Francis, Pall T Onundarson
Fiix-prothrombin time (Fiix-PT) differs from traditional PT in being affected by reduced factor (F) II or FX only. In the randomized controlled Fiix-trial, patients on warfarin monitored with Fiix-PT (Fiix-warfarin patients) had fewer thromboembolisms (TE), similar major bleeding (MB) and more stable anticoagulation than patients monitored with PT (PT-warfarin patients). In the current Fiix-trial report we analyzed how reduced anticoagulation variability during Fiix-PT monitoring was reflected in patients with TE or bleeding...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213002/a-phase-ii-trial-of-dovitinib-in-previously-treated-advanced-pleural-mesothelioma-the-ontario-clinical-oncology-group
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Scott A Laurie, Desiree Hao, Natasha B Leighl, John Goffin, Abderrahim Khomani, Ashish Gupta, Christina L Addison, Anita Bane, Jean Seely, Marc L Filion, Gregory R Pond, Mark N Levine
OBJECTIVES: Following failure of a platinum-antifolate combination regimen, there is no standard therapy for advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) signaling pathways may be a relevant target in MPM. Dovitinib inhibits multiple tyrosine receptor kinases, predominantly the vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR), but also FGFRs, and could be active in MPM. METHODS: This open-label multicentre phase II trial [NCT01769547] enrolled fit, consenting adult patients with advanced MPM who had previously received platinum-antifolate combination chemotherapy and up to one additional line of systemic therapy...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212798/protein-kinase-c-as-regulator-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-function-and-potential-target-in-vascular-disorders
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H C Ringvold, R A Khalil
Vascular smooth muscle (VSM) plays an important role in maintaining vascular tone. In addition to Ca(2+)-dependent myosin light chain (MLC) phosphorylation, protein kinase C (PKC) is a major regulator of VSM function. PKC is a family of conventional Ca(2+)-dependent α, β, and γ, novel Ca(2+)-independent δ, ɛ, θ, and η, and atypical ξ, and ι/λ isoforms. Inactive PKC is mainly cytosolic, and upon activation it undergoes phosphorylation, maturation, and translocation to the surface membrane, the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, and other cell organelles; a process facilitated by scaffold proteins such as RACKs...
2017: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212521/angiogenesis-in-the-atherosclerotic-plaque
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REVIEW
Caroline Camaré, Mélanie Pucelle, Anne Nègre-Salvayre, Robert Salvayre
Atherosclerosis is a multifocal alteration of the vascular wall of medium and large arteries characterized by a local accumulation of cholesterol and non-resolving inflammation. Atherothrombotic complications are the leading cause of disability and mortality in western countries. Neovascularization in atherosclerotic lesions plays a major role in plaque growth and instability. The angiogenic process is mediated by classical angiogenic factors and by additional factors specific to atherosclerotic angiogenesis...
February 1, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212363/vegf-inhibitors-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Pankit Vachhani, Saby George
The arrival of targeted therapies-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway inhibitors and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors-and programmed death 1 (PD-1) inhibitors has transformed the management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Once considered fatal, with a median survival of approximately 1 year, these agents have nearly tripled overall survival and have raised hopes of a possible cure for advanced RCC. This review begins with a brief discussion of the seminal von Hippel-Lindau/hypoxia-inducible factor axis in RCC...
December 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209746/a-phase-ii-randomized-trial-go27827-of-first-line-folfox-plus-bevacizumab-with-or-without-the-met-inhibitor-onartuzumab-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Johanna C Bendell, Howard Hochster, Lowell L Hart, Irfan Firdaus, Joseph R Mace, Joshua J McFarlane, Mark Kozloff, Daniel Catenacci, Jessie J Hsu, Stephen P Hack, David S Shames, See-Chun Phan, Hartmut Koeppen, Allen L Cohn
BACKGROUND: Dysregulated hepatocyte growth factor/mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) signaling is associated with poor prognosis and resistance to vascular endothelial growth factor inhibition in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We report outcomes from a double-blind, multicenter phase II trial of the MET inhibitor onartuzumab in combination with mFOLFOX-6 and bevacizumab for mCRC (GO27827; NCT01418222). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive onartuzumab (10 mg/kg intravenously [IV]) or placebo plus mFOLFOX-6 and bevacizumab (5 mg/kg IV)...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209169/vascular-impulse-technology-versus-elevation-in-the-treatment-of-posttraumatic-swelling-of-extremity-fractures-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marc Schnetzke, Benedict Swartman, Isabel Bonnen, Holger Keil, Svenja Schüler, Paul A Grützner, Jochen Franke
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the extremities are often complicated by a variable degree of swelling secondary to hemorrhage and soft tissue injury. Patients typically require up to 7 days of inpatient bed rest and elevation to reduce swelling to an acceptable level for operative treatment with internal fixation. Alternatively, an intermittent pneumatic compression device, such as the Vascular Impulse Technology (VIT) system, can be used at the injured extremity to reduce the posttraumatic swelling...
February 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208708/the-interplay-between-inflammation-coagulation-and-endothelial-injury-in-the-early-phase-of-acute-pancreatitis-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Paulina Dumnicka, Dawid Maduzia, Piotr Ceranowicz, Rafał Olszanecki, Ryszard Drożdż, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an inflammatory disease with varied severity, ranging from mild local inflammation to severe systemic involvement resulting in substantial mortality. Early pathologic events in AP, both local and systemic, are associated with vascular derangements, including endothelial activation and injury, dysregulation of vasomotor tone, increased vascular permeability, increased leukocyte migration to tissues, and activation of coagulation. The purpose of the review was to summarize current evidence regarding the interplay between inflammation, coagulation and endothelial dysfunction in the early phase of AP...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208170/optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography-in-type-2-diabetes-and-diabetic-retinopathy
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Daniel Shu Wei Ting, Gavin Siew Wei Tan, Rupesh Agrawal, Yasuo Yanagi, Nicole Ming Sie, Chee Wai Wong, Ian Yew San Yeo, Shu Yen Lee, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Tien Yin Wong
Importance: Optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCT-A) is able to visualize retinal microvasculature without the need for injection of fluorescein contrast dye. Nevertheless, it is only able to capture a limited view of macula and does not show leakage. Objectives: To evaluate the retinal microvasculature using OCT-A in patients with type 2 diabetes as well as the association of OCT-A characteristics with diabetic retinopathy (DR) and systemic risk factors...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208166/incidence-and-visual-outcomes-of-culture-proven-endophthalmitis-following-dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant
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Maxwell S Stem, Bozho Todorich, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Antonio Capone, George A Williams, Alan J Ruby
Importance: The rate of endophthalmitis following dexamethasone intravitreal implant (DEX) has varied in large clinical trials. Furthermore, to our knowledge, the optimal management of eyes with endophthalmitis associated with DEX has not been established. Objective: To report the incidence of culture-proven endophthalmitis in a single vitreoretinal practice over the course of 3 years and describe the clinical outcomes associated with each case of endophthalmitis...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203369/is-endovascular-treatment-with-multilayer-flow-modulator-stent-insertion-a-safe-alternative-to-open-surgery-for-high-risk-patients-with-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Carolline Pinto, George Garas, Leanne Harling, Ara Darzi, Roberto Casula, Thanos Athanasiou
A best evidence topic in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether endovascular treatment with multilayer flow modulator stents (MFMS) can be considered a safe alternative to open surgery for high-risk patients with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). Altogether 27 papers were identified using the reported search, of which 11 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study limitations are tabulated...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203105/association-of-fatigue-and-depression-with-circulating-levels-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-and-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-ligands-a-correlative-study-of-a-placebo-controlled-fatigue-trial
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Tyvin Rich, Fengmin Zhao, Ricardo A Cruciani, David Cella, Judith Manola, Michael J Fisch
CONTEXT: The biology of fatigue and depression in cancer patients is poorly understood. Hypotheses regarding cytokines and growth factors related to sickness behavior and disruption of circadian signaling have been proposed. OBJECTIVES: We prospectively examined proinflammatory cytokines (e.g., sickness behavior model) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) ligands (e.g., circadian disruption model) in the serum of cancer patients enrolled in a clinical trial testing levocarnitine for fatigue...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202441/effect-of-hypohydration-on-postsynaptic-cutaneous-vasodilation-and-sweating-in-healthy-men
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Matthew A Tucker, Ashley Six, Nicole E Moyen, Alf Z Satterfield, Matthew S Ganio
: Hypohydration decreases cutaneous vasodilation and sweating during heat stress, but it is unknown if these decrements are from postsynaptic (i.e. sweat gland/blood vessel) alterations. PURPOSE: To determine if hypohydration affects postsynaptic cutaneous vasodilation and sweating responses. METHODS: 12 healthy men participated in euhydrated (EU) and hypohydrated (HY) trials, with hypohydration induced via fluid restriction and passive heat-stress...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199818/cabozantinib-versus-sunitinib-as-initial-targeted-therapy-for-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-of-poor-or-intermediate-risk-the-alliance-a031203-cabosun-trial
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Toni K Choueiri, Susan Halabi, Ben L Sanford, Olwen Hahn, M Dror Michaelson, Meghara K Walsh, Darren R Feldman, Thomas Olencki, Joel Picus, Eric J Small, Shaker Dakhil, Daniel J George, Michael J Morris
Purpose Cabozantinib is an oral potent inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2, MET, and AXL and is a standard second-line therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). This randomized phase II multicenter trial evaluated cabozantinib compared with sunitinib as first-line therapy in patients with mRCC. Patients and Methods Eligible patients had untreated clear cell mRCC and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 to 2 and were intermediate or poor risk per International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium criteria...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198997/randomized-clinical-trial-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-and-optimization-in-vascular-surgery
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J S L Partridge, D Harari, F C Martin, J L Peacock, R Bell, A Mohammed, J K Dhesi
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of older patients are undergoing vascular surgery. Inadequate preoperative assessment and optimization may contribute to increased postoperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Patients aged at least 65 years scheduled for elective aortic aneurysm repair or lower-limb arterial surgery were enrolled in an RCT of standard preoperative assessment or preoperative comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization. Randomization was stratified by sex and surgical site (aorta/lower limb)...
February 15, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198023/patient-outcomes-and-amotosalen-uva-treated-platelet-utilization-in-massively-transfused-patients
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W Nussbaumer, M Amato, H Schennach, M Astl, C Y Chen, J-S Lin, L Corash, R J Benjamin
BACKGROUND: Amotosalen/UVA-treated platelet concentrates (PCs) have demonstrated efficacy for treating and preventing bleeding in clinical trials and in routine use; however, most studies were performed in haematology/oncology patients. We investigated efficacy during massive transfusion (MT) in general hospitalized patients. METHODS: Universal amotosalen/UVA treatment (INTERCEPT Blood System) of platelets was introduced at a large Austrian medical centre. We performed a retrospective cohort analysis comparing component use, in-hospital mortality and length of stay after MT that included platelet transfusion, for two periods (21 months each) before and after implementation...
February 15, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197833/auxiliendo-primum-non-nocere-a-preliminary-view-of-the-devote-trial-comparing-cardiovascular-safety-of-insulin-degludec-versus-insulin-glargine-in-type-2-diabetes
#17
Sanjay Kalra
A demonstration of cardiovascular safety is mandatory for all newly developed glucose-lowering agents, including insulin analogues. The vascular benefit of insulin is evident from the Diabetes Control and Complication Trial (DCCT) and United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS), and the cardiovascular safety of insulin glargine has been demonstrated in individuals with newly diagnosed diabetes or prediabetes in the ORIGIN trial (Outcome Reduction with an Initial Glargine Intervention). The top-line results of DEVOTE (Trial Comparing Cardiovascular Safety of Insulin Degludec vs...
February 14, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195640/subcutaneous-unfractionated-heparin-for-the-initial-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Lindsay Robertson, James Strachan
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a prevalent and serious condition. Its medical treatment requires anticoagulation, usually with either unfractionated or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). Administration of unfractionated heparin (UFH) is usually intravenous (IV) but can be subcutaneous as well. This is an update of a review first published in 2009. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of subcutaneous UFH versus intravenous UFH, subcutaneous LMWH or any other anticoagulant drug for the initial treatment of venous thromboembolism...
February 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195500/new-developments-in-clinical-ischemic-stroke-prevention-and-treatment-and-their-imaging-implications
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Jeremy J Heit, Max Wintermark
Acute ischemic stroke results from blockage of a cerebral artery or impaired cerebral blood flow due to cervical or intracranial arterial stenosis. Ischemic stroke prevention seeks to minimize the risk of developing impaired cerebral perfusion by controlling vascular and cardiac disease risk factors. Similarly, ischemic stroke treatment aims to restore cerebral blood flow through recanalization of an occluded artery or dilation of a severely narrowed artery that supplies cerebral tissue. Stroke prevention and treatment are increasingly informed by imaging studies, and neurovascular and cerebral perfusion imaging has become essential in in guiding ischemic stroke prevention and treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194663/cilostazol-use-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-dementia-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Shu-Yu Tai, Chen-Yu Chien, Yu-Han Chang, Yuan-Han Yang
Whether antiplatelet agents have a preventive effect on cognitive function remains unknown. We examined the potential association between the use of cilostazol, an antiplatelet agent and cyclic adenosine monophosphate phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitor, and the risk of dementia in an Asian population. Patients initiating cilostazol therapy between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2009 without a prior history of dementia were identified from Taiwan's National Health Insurance database. Participants were stratified by age, sex, comorbidities, and comedication...
February 13, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
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