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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416739/tki-rotation-induced-persistent-deep-molecular-response-in-multi-resistant-blast-crisis-of-ph-cml
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Peter Valent, Susanne Herndlhofer, Mathias Schneeweiß, Bernd Boidol, Anna Ringler, Stefan Kubicek, Karoline V Gleixner, Gregor Hoermann, Emir Hadzijusufovic, Leonhard Müllauer, Wolfgang R Sperr, Giulio Superti-Furga, Christine Mannhalter
In chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) resistance against one or more BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) remains a clinical challenge. Preclinical data suggest that TKI combinations may overcome resistance. We report on a heavily pre-treated 78 year-old female patient with CML who developed multi-resistant blast crisis with bone marrow fibrosis and a Ph- clone. Treatment with ponatinib resulted in blast cell clearance, decrease in fibrosis, and disappearance of BCR-ABL1, but also in severe thrombocytopenia with bleedings requiring platelet transfusions...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391673/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-vascular-therapy-the-present-and-the-future
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REVIEW
Philip S J Hall, Christopher Teshima, Gary R May, Jeffrey D Mosko
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) offers access to many intra-abdominal vessels that until now have only been accessible to the surgeon and interventional radiologist. In addition to assisting with diagnostics, this unique access offers the potential for therapeutic intervention for a host of indications. To date, this has had the most clinical impact in the treatment of gastroesophageal varices, with EUS-guided coil and glue application growing in use worldwide. Although randomised controlled trial data is lacking, we discuss the growing body of literature behind EUS-guided therapy in the management of varices...
March 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380080/biodegradable-poly-lactic-acid-co-glycolic-acid-scaffolds-as-carriers-for-genetically-modified-fibroblasts
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Tatjana Perisic, Ziyang Zhang, Peter Foehr, Ursula Hopfner, Kathrin Klutz, Rainer H Burgkart, Alexei Slobodianski, Moritz Goeldner, Hans-Günther Machens, Arndt F Schilling
Recent advances in gene delivery into cells allow improved therapeutic effects in gene therapy trials. To increase the bioavailability of applied cells, it is of great interest that transfected cells remain at the application site and systemic spread is minimized. In this study, we tested clinically used biodegradable poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) scaffolds (Vicryl & Ethisorb) as transient carriers for genetically modified cells. To this aim, we used human fibroblasts and examined attachment and proliferation of untransfected cells on the scaffolds in vitro, as well as the mechanical properties of the scaffolds at four time points (1, 3, 6 and 9 days) of cultivation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265850/a-general-description-for-chinese-medicine-in-treating-premature-ovarian-failure
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REVIEW
Jing Lin, Xue-Lian Li, Hui Song, Qian Li, Ming-Yan Wang, Xue-Min Qiu, Da-Jin Li, Ling Wang
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is a kind of gynecological disease that causes amenorrhea, infertility, menopause and urogenital symptoms. Currently hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most popular choice for women with POF to get rid of menopausal syndrome. However, as the popularization of Chinese herbs made Chinese medicine (CM) shine new lights, physicians are able to treat POF with both meno-herbs and integrated therapy. HRT has its own indications and contraindications. For example, unexplained vaginal bleeding, acute liver damage, liver dysfunction, vascular embolization, and breast cancer are all contraindications of HRT, and CM is taken by more physicians as an adjuvant therapy...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192087/endothelial-cell-markers-from-clinician-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Jelena Rakocevic, Dejan Orlic, Olivera Mitrovic-Ajtic, Miloje Tomasevic, Milan Dobric, Natasa Zlatic, Dejan Milasinovic, Goran Stankovic, Miodrag Ostojić, Milica Labudovic-Borovic
Endothelial cell markers are membrane-bound or cytoplasmic molecules expressed by endothelial cells, which help their easier identification and discrimination from other cell types. During vasculogenesis, endothelial cells differentiate from hemangioblasts to form new blood vessels. With the discovery of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) and their ability to form new blood vessels, the term vasculogenesis is not only reserved for the embryonic development. Possibility of de novo blood vessel formation from EPC is now widely explored in different ischemic conditions, especially in cardiovascular medicine...
February 10, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188189/vascular-invasion-and-metastasis-is-predictive-of-outcome-in-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-stage-c-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ali A Mokdad, Amit G Singal, Jorge A Marrero, Hao Zhu, Adam C Yopp
Background: Patients with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have variable long-term outcomes. Better delineation of prognosis is important for clinical trial enrollment and clinical practice in an era of precision medicine. We hypothesized that stratification of patients with BCLC stage C HCC by presence of vascular invasion and/or metastasis improves prognostic discrimination. Methods: Using a prospectively maintained database, we identified 234 patients diagnosed with BCLC stage C HCC between 2005 and 2015...
February 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174390/-surgical-regeneration-therapy-using-myoblast-sheets-for-severe-heart-failure
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Yoshiki Sawa
Heart failure is a life-threatening disorder worldwide, and the current end-stage therapies for severe heart failure are replacement therapies such as ventricular-assist devices and heart transplantation. Although these therapies have been reported to be useful, there are many issues in terms of the durability, complications, limited donors, adverse effect of continuous administration of immunosuppressive agents, and high costs involved. Recently, regenerative therapy based on genetic, cellular, or tissue engineering techniques has gained attention as a new therapy to overcome the challenges encountered in transplantation medicine...
January 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149031/thoughts-on-the-current-management-of-acute-aluminum-phosphide-toxicity-and-proposals-for-therapy-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Maryam Vasheghani Farahani, Davood Soroosh, Sayed Mahdi Marashi
The majority of aluminum phosphide (ALP) toxicity cases are suicidal attempts. Despite advances in critical care medicine, the mortality rate of ALP remains very high. Unfortunately, knowledge on the toxicokinetics of ALP is very low. An obsolete idea was proposed that inhibition of complex IV of cytochrome C oxidase is responsible for multiorgan dysfunction. However, based on human studies, this effect might be insignificant. Thus, a novel idea proposes that the main mechanism might be vascular wall integrity disruption...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078249/effects-of-urtica-dioica-supplementation-on-blood-lipids-hepatic-enzymes-and-nitric-oxide-levels-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Alidad Amiri Behzadi, Hamid Kalalian-Moghaddam, Amir Hossein Ahmadi
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of diabetic complications including metabolic abnormality-induced diabetic micro-vascular and macro-vascular complications. Urtica dioica L. (U. dioica) has been traditionally used in Iranian medicine as an herbal remedy for hypoglycemic or due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of hydro-alcoholic extract of U. dioica on blood lipids, hepatic enzymes and nitric oxide levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067791/ligands-of-therapeutic-utility-for-the-liver-x-receptors
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REVIEW
Rajesh Komati, Dominick Spadoni, Shilong Zheng, Jayalakshmi Sridhar, Kevin E Riley, Guangdi Wang
Liver X receptors (LXRs) have been increasingly recognized as a potential therapeutic target to treat pathological conditions ranging from vascular and metabolic diseases, neurological degeneration, to cancers that are driven by lipid metabolism. Amidst intensifying efforts to discover ligands that act through LXRs to achieve the sought-after pharmacological outcomes, several lead compounds are already being tested in clinical trials for a variety of disease interventions. While more potent and selective LXR ligands continue to emerge from screening of small molecule libraries, rational design, and empirical medicinal chemistry approaches, challenges remain in minimizing undesirable effects of LXR activation on lipid metabolism...
January 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007527/applications-of-higenamine-in-pharmacology-and-medicine
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REVIEW
Nana Zhang, Zeqin Lian, Xueying Peng, Zijian Li, Haibo Zhu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aconitum has been used as local and traditional medicines in many asian regions for the treatment of various diseases such as collapse, syncope, painful joints, oedema, bronchial asthma et al. Higenamine, a plant-based alkaloid, was initially isolated from Aconitum and identified as the active cardiotonic component of Aconitum. It has been tested as a candidate of pharmacologic stress agent in the detection of coronary artery diseases (CADs) and now researchers have just accomplished the phase III clinical studies successfully in China...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999408/cyclodextrins-as-emerging-therapeutic-tools-in-the-treatment-of-cholesterol-associated-vascular-and-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Caroline Coisne, Sébastien Tilloy, Eric Monflier, Daniel Wils, Laurence Fenart, Fabien Gosselet
Cardiovascular diseases, like atherosclerosis, and neurodegenerative diseases affecting the central nervous system (CNS) are closely linked to alterations of cholesterol metabolism. Therefore, innovative pharmacological approaches aiming at counteracting cholesterol imbalance display promising therapeutic potential. However, these approaches need to take into account the existence of biological barriers such as intestinal and blood-brain barriers which participate in the organ homeostasis and are major defense systems against xenobiotics...
December 20, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990122/chinese-herbal-medicine-on-cardiovascular-diseases-and-the-mechanisms-of-action
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REVIEW
Cuiqing Liu, Yu Huang
Cardiovascular diseases are the principal cause of death worldwide. The potentially serious adverse effects of therapeutic drugs lead to growing awareness of the role of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Chinese herbal medicine has been widely used in many countries especially in China from antiquity; however, the mechanisms by which herbal medicine acts in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases are far from clear. In this review, we briefly describe the characteristics of Chinese herbal medicine by comparing with western medicine...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976952/challenges-in-molecular-targeted-therapy-for-gastric-cancer-considerations-for-efficacy-and-safety
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REVIEW
Yukiya Narita, Kei Muro
The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network recently proposed a molecular classification for gastric cancer (GC) into four subtypes based on comprehensive evaluation. While the mechanisms of molecular targeted therapies in GC were confirmed by multiple clinical studies, only a limited number of therapeutics for GC have been approved to date. Areas covered: In this systematic review of the available literature, we discuss the completed and ongoing clinical trials of molecular targeted therapies in patients with GC, with a focus on their efficacy and safety profiles...
March 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871211/registry-and-health-insurance-claims-data-in-vascular-research-and-quality-improvement
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Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Franziska Heidemann, Henrik Christian Rieß, Konstanze Stoberock, Sebastian Eike Debus
The expansion of procedures in multidisciplinary vascular medicine has sparked a controversy regarding measures of quality improvement. In addition to primary registries, the use of health insurance claims data is becoming of increasing importance. However, due to the fact that health insurance claims data are not collected for scientific evaluation but rather for reimbursement purposes, meticulous validation is necessary before and during usage in research and quality improvement matters. This review highlights the advantages and disadvantages of such data sources...
November 22, 2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852303/the-effects-of-nigella-sativa-on-thyroid-function-serum-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-1-nesfatin-1-and-anthropometric-features-in-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Parvin Dehghan, Siroos Tajmiri, Mehran Mesgari Abbasi
BACKGROUND: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder and the most common cause of hypothyroidism. The use of Nigella sativa, a potent herbal medicine, continues to increase worldwide as an alternative treatment of several chronic diseases including hyperlipidemia, hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effects of Nigella sativa on thyroid function, serum Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) - 1, Nesfatin-1 and anthropometric features in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis...
November 16, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814288/evidence-based-hemorheology-does%C3%A2-it%C3%A2-exist-%C3%A2-applying-evidence-from%C3%A2-clinical-studies-to-the-individual-patient
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António Vaz Carneiro
Clinicians are used to treat individual patients, and therefore may feel that clinical trials and systematic reviews do not give information for optimal treatment of the single patient.Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is the integration of research evidence (from clinically relevant studies conducted using sound methodology) with clinical expertise (clinician's cumulated experience) and patient values (personal preferences and unique concerns and expectations).The practical steps of EBM include: 1) assess the patient, 2) ask the clinical question, 3) acquire the evidence, 4) critically appraise the evidence, 5) apply the results to the patient and 6) self-evaluate one's practice...
2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806355/effects-of-lowering-dialysate-calcium-concentration-on-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-aortic-stiffness-in-patients-undergoing-maintenance-hemodialysis-a-prospective-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Zhangxiu He, Lei Cui, Chunyuan Ma, Hong Yan, Tanyong Ma, Lirong Hao
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The study aimed to prospectively evaluate the effects of lowering the dialysate calcium concentration (DCa) to 1.25 mmol/l on Chinese patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), which are largely unknown to date. METHODS: A singer-center, prospective, randomized trial was conducted for 2 years. The DCa in one group was decreased from 1.5 to 1.25 mmol/l but there was no change in the other group. The clinical outcomes, biochemical parameters, medicine treatments and markers of vascular change were compared among the 2 groups at different time intervals...
2016: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771711/clinical-therapeutic-effects-of-aspirin-in-combination-with-fufang-danshen-diwan-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-formula-on-coronary-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jianchun Huang, Xiaojun Tang, Fangxing Ye, Junhui He, Xiaolong Kong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Coronary heart disease is characterized by vascular stenosis or occlusion resulting in myocardial ischemia, hypoxia and necrosis. In China, the combination of aspirin and Fufang Danshen Diwan (FDD), a traditional Chinese medicine formula, has been suggested in the treatment of coronary heart disease. There have been several studies comparing the effectiveness of aspirin alone and in combination with FDD to treat coronary artery disease; however, it remains unclear whether combined aspirin therapy is superior...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770853/external-mechanical-devices-and-vascular-surgery-for-erectile-dysfunction
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Landon W Trost, Ricardo Munarriz, Run Wang, Allen Morey, Laurence Levine
INTRODUCTION: The field of sexual medicine is continuously advancing, with novel outcomes reported on a regular basis. Given the rapid evolution, updated guidelines are essential to inform practicing clinicians on best practices. AIM: To summarize the current literature and provide clinical guidelines on penile traction therapy, vacuum erection devices, and penile revascularization. METHODS: A consensus panel was held with leading sexual medicine experts during the 2015 International Consultation on Sexual Medicine (ICSM)...
November 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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