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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661690/the-history-of-testosterone-and-the-evolution-of-its-therapeutic-potential
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REVIEW
Abraham Morgentaler, Abdulmaged Traish
INTRODUCTION: Testosterone therapy has been controversial since its synthesis in the 1930s to the present day. Testosterone's history provides depth and context for current controversies. AIM: To review the history of testosterone therapy from its initial synthesis in the 1930s to the modern day. METHODS: Expert review of the literature. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Impactful events in the history of testosterone. RESULTS: By the 1940s there was already a fascinating literature that described the many symptomatic benefits of testosterone therapy that are recognized today...
April 13, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656848/the-discipline-of-epidemiology-engaging-in-the-full-breadth-of-population-health-science
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EDITORIAL
Harold I Feldman
This address was delivered by Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE, at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 26, 2017. Dr. Feldman is George S. Pepper Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in kidney disease epidemiology...
March 21, 2018: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652673/inflammation-and-coronary-artery-disease-from-pathophysiology-to-canakinumab-anti-inflammatory-thrombosis-outcomes-study-cantos
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Mahboob Ali, Sameh Girgis, Atif Hassan, Steven Rudick, Richard C Becker
The worldwide prevalence of cardiovascular disease in general and atherosclerotic coronary artery disease in particular is a health and economic concern of unparalleled proportion. Despite a long history of astute observations beginning in 1575 made by Fallopius, followed by those of von Rokatansky, Virchow, Osler, and Ross, and incremental knowledge of the pathobiology of atherosclerosis to include varying stages of inflammation, response to internally and externally mediated vascular injury, and impaired homeostasis, gaps in the field's understanding persist...
April 12, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597032/current-advanced-therapy-cell-based-medicinal-products-for-type-1-diabetes-treatment
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REVIEW
Alberto Cañibano-Hernández, Laura Sáenz Del Burgo, Albert Espona-Noguera, Jesús Ciriza, Jose Luis Pedraz
In the XXI century diabetes mellitus has become one of the main threats to human health with higher incidence in regions such as Europe and North America. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) occurs as a consequence of the immune-mediated destruction of insulin producing β-cells located in the endocrine part of the pancreas, the islets of Langerhans. The administration of exogenous insulin through daily injections is the most prominent treatment for T1DM but its administration is frequently associated to failure in glucose metabolism control, finally leading to hyperglycemia episodes...
March 27, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534732/bedside-ultrasound-to-detect-central-venous-catheter-misplacement-and-associated-iatrogenic-complications-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jasper M Smit, Reinder Raadsen, Michiel J Blans, Manfred Petjak, Peter M Van de Ven, Pieter R Tuinman
BACKGROUND: Insertion of a central venous catheter (CVC) is common practice in critical care medicine. Complications arising from CVC placement are mostly due to a pneumothorax or malposition. Correct position is currently confirmed by chest x-ray, while ultrasonography might be a more suitable option. We performed a meta-analysis of the available studies with the primary aim of synthesizing information regarding detection of CVC-related complications and misplacement using ultrasound (US)...
March 13, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523397/0-9-nacl-normal-saline-perhaps-not-so-normal-after-all
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REVIEW
Neil Blumberg, Jill M Cholette, Anthony P Pietropaoli, Richard Phipps, Sherry L Spinelli, Michael P Eaton, Suzie A Noronha, Jerard Seghatchian, Joanna M Heal, Majed A Refaai
Crystalloid infusion is widely employed in patient care for volume replacement and resuscitation. In the United States the crystalloid of choice is often normal saline. Surgeons and anesthesiologists have long preferred buffered solutions such as Ringer's Lactate and Plasma-Lyte A. Normal saline is the solution most widely employed in medical and pediatric care, as well as in hematology and transfusion medicine. However, there is growing concern that normal saline is more toxic than balanced, buffered crystalloids such as Plasma-Lyte and Lactated Ringer's...
February 21, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519245/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-therapeutic-potential-of-pericytes
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REVIEW
C Randall Harrell, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Crissy Fellabaum, Aleksandar Arsenijevic, Valentin Djonov, Vladislav Volarevic
BACKGROUND: Pericytes are multipotent cells present in every vascularized tissue in the body. Despite the fact that they are well-known for more than a century, pericytes are still representing cells with intriguing properties. This is mainly because of their heterogeneity in terms of definition, tissue distribution, origin, phenotype and multi-functional properties. The body of knowledge illustrates importance of pericytes in the regulation of homeostatic and healing processes in the body...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510423/genetic-variation-magnesium-sulfate-exposure-and-adverse-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-following-preterm-birth
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Erin A S Clark, Steven J Weiner, Dwight J Rouse, Brian M Mercer, Uma M Reddy, Jay D Iams, Ronald J Wapner, Yoram Sorokin, Fergal D Malone, Mary J O'Sullivan, Alan M Peaceman, Gary D V Hankins, Donald J Dudley, Steve N Caritis
OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate the association of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4 ) exposure and candidate gene polymorphisms with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes following preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN:  We performed a nested case-control analysis of a randomized trial of maternal MgSO4 before anticipated preterm birth for the prevention of cerebral palsy (CP). Cases were children who died within 1 year of life or were survivors with abnormal neurodevelopment at age 2 years...
March 6, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487059/midostaurin-its-odyssey-from-discovery-to-approval-for-treating-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-advanced-systemic-mastocytosis
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REVIEW
Richard M Stone, Paul W Manley, Richard A Larson, Renaud Capdeville
Midostaurin was a prototype kinase inhibitor, originally developed as a protein kinase C inhibitor and subsequently as an angiogenesis inhibitor, based on its inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor. Despite promising preclinical data, early clinical trials in multiple diseases showed only modest efficacy. In 1996, the relatively frequent occurrence of fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 ( FLT3 ) activating mutations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was first recognized. Several years later, midostaurin was discovered to be a potent inhibitor of the FLT3 tyrosine kinase and to have activity against mutant forms of KIT proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase, which drive advanced systemic mastocytosis (SM)...
February 27, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477206/level-of-clinical-evidence-presented-at-the-society-for-vascular-surgery-annual-meeting-during-a-5-year-period-2012-2016
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REVIEW
Faysal Naji, Arshia Pedram Javidan, Shawn Khan, Varun Srivatsav, Theodore Rapanos, John Harlock
OBJECTIVE: During the past decades, there has been an increasing emphasis on the use of high-quality evidence to inform clinical decision-making. The purpose of our study was to assess trends in the level of evidence (LOE) of abstracts presented at the Vascular Annual Meeting from 2012 to 2016. METHODS: All Vascular Annual Meeting abstracts for 2012 to 2016 were obtained through the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Two reviewers independently screened abstracts for eligibility...
March 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451277/tivozanib-a-new-treatment-option-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
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L Saes, F A L M Eskens
Tivozanib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that targets all vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs), causing inhibition of angiogenesis. It has recently been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for first-line treatment of adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and for adult patients who are VEGFR and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway inhibitor-naive, following disease progression after one prior treatment with cytokine therapy for advanced RCC. This review will focus on mechanisms of action, early drug development and results of published and ongoing clinical trials of tivozanib...
November 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439346/chinese-herbal-medicine-for-vascular-dementia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-high-quality-randomized-controlled-trials
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Qing-Qing Xu, Chun-Shuo Shan, Yong Wang, Yi-Hua Shi, Qi-Hao Zhang, Guo-Qing Zheng
BACKGROUND: Vascular dementia (VaD) is the second common form of dementia and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been used for aging-related disorders for thousands of years. However, there is still a lack of scientific evidence using CHM for VaD. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review to assess the current evidence available for the effectiveness and safety of CHM for VaD. METHODS: Six databases were searched for high-quality randomized-controlled clinical trials that met the requirements of at least 4 of the 7 domains of the Cochrane risk of bias tool from their inception to February 2017...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417948/different-network-pharmacology-mechanisms-of-danshen-based-fangjis-in-the-treatment-of-stable-angina
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Guo-Xia Zhang, Ying-Ying Zhang, Xiao-Xu Zhang, Peng-Qian Wang, Jun Liu, Qiong Liu, Zhong Wang
Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) preparations such as Danhong injection, Danshen injection, Salvianolate injection, compound Danshen injection and Sodium Tanshinone IIA Sulfonate (STS) injection are widely used in China to treat stable angina (angina pectoris) caused by coronary heart disease. In this study we compared the network pharmacological mechanisms of the 5 Danshen preparations. Following a literature search performed in PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database, China Biology Medicine (CBM) database, China Conference Paper Database, Wanfang Database, VIP Database and Conference Proceedings Citation Index (through January 2015), 444 randomized controlled trial publications detailing the use of the 5 Danshen-based injections for treating stable angina were identified, and their combined data were analyzed using a network meta-analysis...
February 8, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329790/plant-derived-mpges-1-inhibitors-or-suppressors-a-new-emerging-trend-in-the-search-for-small-molecules-to-combat-inflammation
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REVIEW
Haroon Khan, Kannan R R Rengasamy, Aini Pervaiz, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Atanas G Atanasov, Mohammad A Kamal
Inflammation comprises the reaction of the body to injury, in which a series of changes of the terminal vascular bed, blood, and connective tissue tends to eliminate the injurious agent and to repair the damaged tissue. It is a complex process, which involves the release of diverse regulatory mediators. The current anti-inflammatory agents are challenged by multiple side effects and thus, new effective therapies are highly needed. The aim of this review is to summarize the described microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 (mPGES-1) inhibitors or transcriptional suppressors from medicinal plants, which could be an ideal approach in the management of inflammatory disorders, but need further clinical trials in order to be ultimately validated...
December 23, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316855/the-role-of-noninvasive-cardiovascular-testing-applied-clinical-nutrition-and-nutritional-supplements-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-coronary-heart-disease
#15
Mark Houston
Numerous clinical trials suggest that we have reached a limit in our ability to decrease the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) utilizing the traditional diagnostic evaluation, prevention and treatment strategies for the top five cardiovascular risk factors of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity and smoking. About 80% of heart disease (heart attacks, angina, coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure) can be prevented by optimal nutrition, optimal exercise, optimal weight and body composition, mild alcohol intake and avoiding smoking...
March 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315421/development-of-a-new-comprehensive-and-reliable-endometrial-receptivity-map-er-map-er-grade-based-on-rt-qpcr-gene-expression-analysis
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M Enciso, J P Carrascosa, J Sarasa, P A Martínez-Ortiz, S Munné, J A Horcajadas, J Aizpurua
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to determine the receptivity status of an endometrium by combined quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR) expression analysis of genes involved in endometrial proliferation and immunity? SUMMARY ANSWER: The new ER Map®/ER Grade® test can predict endometrial receptivity status by RT-qPCR using a new panel of genes involved in endometrial proliferation and the maternal immune response associated to embryonic implantation. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The human endometrium reaches a receptive status adequate for embryonic implantation around Days 19-21 of the menstrual cycle...
February 1, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300337/emerging-roles-for-vegf-d-in-human-disease
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REVIEW
Steven A Stacker, Marc G Achen
Blood vessels and lymphatic vessels are located in many tissues and organs throughout the body, and play important roles in a wide variety of prevalent diseases in humans. Vascular endothelial growth factor-D (VEGF-D) is a secreted protein that can promote the remodeling of blood vessels and lymphatics in development and disease. Recent fundamental and translational studies have provided insight into the molecular mechanisms by which VEGF-D exerts its effects in human disease. Hence this protein is now of interest as a therapeutic and/or diagnostic target, or as a potential therapeutic agent, in a diversity of indications in cardiovascular medicine, cancer and the devastating pulmonary condition lymphangioleiomyomatosis...
January 4, 2018: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280403/ticagrelor-in-modern-cardiology-an-up-to-date-review-of-most-important-aspects-of-ticagrelor-pharmacotherapy
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Dorota Danielak, Marta Karaźniewicz-Łada, Franciszek Główka
Ticagrelor is a first drug of a new chemical class cyclopentyltriazolopyrimidines. It is an antiplatelet agent with a unique mechanism of action, allowing a direct and reversible competitive inhibition of P2Y12 receptor. According to newest guidelines, it is recommended for prevention of thrombotic events in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Moreover, it is preferred over clopidogrel, an older generation antiplatelet drug, and therefore gains more interest in modern cardiology and vascular medicine. Areas covered: This review is a comprehensive and thorough summary of the most important findings on ticagrelor...
February 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258915/cinnamon-a-promising-prospect-towards-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Saeideh Momtaz, Shokoufeh Hassani, Fazlullah Khan, Mojtaba Ziaee, Mohammad Abdollahi
Over the last decades, an exponential increase of efforts concerning the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been practiced. Phytochemicals preparations have a millenary background to combat various pathological conditions. Various cinnamon species and their biologically active ingredients have renewed the interest towards the treatment of patients with mild-to-moderate AD through the inhibition of tau protein aggregation and prevention of the formation and accumulation of amyloid-β peptides into the neurotoxic oligomeric inclusions, both of which are considered to be the AD trademarks...
December 16, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258335/targeting-of-microbubbles-contrast-agents-for-ultrasound-molecular-imaging
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Shiying Wang, John A Hossack, Alexander L Klibanov
For contrast ultrasound imaging, the most efficient contrast agents comprise highly compressible gas-filled microbubbles. These micrometer-sized particles are typically filled with low-solubility perfluorocarbon gases, and coated with a thin shell, often a lipid monolayer. These particles circulate in the bloodstream for several minutes; they demonstrate good safety and are already in widespread clinical use as blood pool agents with very low dosage necessary (sub-mg per injection). As ultrasound is an ubiquitous medical imaging modality, with tens of millions of exams conducted annually, its use for molecular/targeted imaging of biomarkers of disease may enable wider implementation of personalised medicine applications, precision medicine, non-invasive quantification of biomarkers, targeted guidance of biopsy and therapy in real time...
June 2018: Journal of Drug Targeting
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