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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709020/ruthenium-complexes-polypeptide-self-assembled-nanoparticles-for-identification-of-bacterial-infection-and-targeted-antibacterial-research
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Na Huang, Xu Chen, Xufeng Zhu, Mengmeng Xu, Jie Liu
Bacterial infection has been a threat to human health, and so early diagnosis and treatment of bacterial infection is an urgent problem that needs to be solved. In this work, a multifunctional theranostic selenium nanoplatform (Se@PEP-Ru NPs) with early imaging diagnosis and efficient treatment of bacterial infections was designed and constructed. First, the antibacterial peptide UBI29-41 (PEP) was linked to functionalized Selenium nanoparticles (NPs), which enhanced the stability of the antimicrobial peptide and also caused the nanocomposites to specifically target bacterial infection...
July 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665556/comparison-of-effectiveness-of-temporary-positive-expirayory-pressure-versus-oscillatory-positive-expiratory-pressure-in-severe-copd-patients
#2
Nicolini Antonello, Mascardi Valentina, Grecchi Bruna, Ferrari-Bravo Maura, Paolo Banfi, Barlascini Cornelius
INTRODUCTION: Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) is one of the most used technique of airway clearance for chronic pulmonary obstructive diseases. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of two devices which use PEP: Temporary -PEP (T-PEP) and Oscillatory -PEP (O-PEP) .Both therapies apply a low expiratory pressure of 1 cm H2 O creating oscillations that decrease bronchial obstruction . METHODS: A twenty-six week randomized controlled two arm parallel study evaluated their efficacy to reduce exacerbations and to improve health status assessment tests as well as respiratory function parameters in severe to very severe COPD patients ...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628897/diverted-medications-and-new-psychoactive-substances-a-chemical-network-analysis-of-discarded-injecting-paraphernalia-in-hungary
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Valéria Anna Gyarmathy, Anna Péterfi, Tamás Figeczki, József Kiss, Katalin Medgyesi-Frank, János Posta, József Csorba
BACKGROUND: Until about 2010, people who inject drugs (PWIDs) injected almost exclusively heroin and amphetamines in Hungary. After 2010, self-reported studies have indicated a dominance of new psychoactive substances on the drug market for injectable drugs. METHODS: Between March 2015 and February 2016, we collected used and discarded injecting paraphernalia. We utilized chemical analysis to assess and UCINet to visualize the connections between the most prevalent main substances and their respective co-occurring additional components at 7 locations in Hungary...
June 16, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562337/il13ra2-targeted-alpha-particle-therapy-against-glioblastomas
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Anirudh Sattiraju, Kiran Kumar Solingapuram Sai, Ang Xuan, Darpan N Pandya, Frankis G Almaguel, Thaddeus J Wadas, Denise M Herpai, Waldemar Debinski, Akiva Mintz
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive primary malignant brain cancer that invariably results in a dismal prognosis. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy have not been completely effective as standard treatment options for patients due to recurrent disease. We and others have therefore developed molecular strategies to specifically target interleukin 13 receptor alpha 2 (IL13RA2), a GBM restricted receptor expressed abundantly on over 75% of GBM patients. In this work, we evaluated the potential of Pep-1L, a novel IL13RA2 targeted peptide, as a platform to deliver targeted lethal therapies to GBM...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513346/psychoeducation-and-problem-solving-peps-therapy-for-adults-with-personality-disorder-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mary McMurran, Florence Day, Joseph Reilly, Juan Delport, Paul McCrone, Diane Whitham, Wei Tan, Conor Duggan, Alan A Montgomery, Hywel C Williams, Clive E Adams, Huajie Jin, Paul Moran, Mike J Crawford
We compared psychoeducation and problem solving (PEPS) therapy against usual treatment in a multisite randomized-controlled trial. The primary outcome was social functioning. We aimed to recruit 444 community-dwelling adults with personality disorder; however, safety concerns led to an early cessation of recruitment. A total of 154 people were randomized to PEPS and 152 to usual treatment. Follow-up at 72 weeks was completed for 68%. PEPS therapy was no more effective than usual treatment for improving social functioning (adjusted difference in mean Social Functioning Questionnaire scores = -0...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434933/assessing-the-eligibility-criteria-in-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-trials-of-drug-therapy-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-the-critical-play-off-between-a-pure-patient-phenotype-and-the-generalizability-of-trial-findings
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Hitesh C Patel, Carl Hayward, Jason N Dungu, Sofia Papadopoulou, Abdel Saidmeerasah, Robin Ray, Carlo Di Mario, Nesan Shanmugam, Martin R Cowie, Lisa J Anderson
AIMS: To investigate the effect of the different eligibility criteria used by phase III clinical studies in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) on patient selection, phenotype, and survival. METHODS AND RESULTS: We applied the key eligibility criteria of 7 phase III HFpEF studies (Digitalis Investigation Group Ancillary, Candesartan in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure and Preserved Left-Ventricular Ejection Fraction, Perindopril in Elderly People With Chronic Heart Failure, Irbesartan in Heart Failure With Preserved Systolic Function, Japanese Diastolic Heart Failure, Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure With an Aldosterone Antagonist, and Efficacy and Safety of LCZ696 Compared to Valsartan, on Morbidity and Mortality in Heart Failure Patients With Preserved Ejection Fraction [PARAGON-HF; ongoing]) to a typical and well-characterized HFpEF population (n = 557) seen in modern European cardiological practice...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418324/prosody-perception-and-production-in-children-with-hearing-loss-and-age-and-gender-matched-controls
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Rose Thomas Kalathottukaren, Suzanne C Purdy, Elaine Ballard
BACKGROUND: Auditory development in children with hearing loss, including the perception of prosody, depends on having adequate input from cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. Lack of adequate auditory stimulation can lead to delayed speech and language development. Nevertheless, prosody perception and production in people with hearing loss have received less attention than other aspects of language. The perception of auditory information conveyed through prosody using variations in the pitch, amplitude, and duration of speech is not usually evaluated clinically...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416980/comparison-of-the-measured-pre-ejection-periods-and-left-ventricular-ejection-times-between-echocardiography-and-impedance-cardiography-for-optimizing-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Kazuki Noda, Hideaki Endo, Takahide Kadosaka, Takashi Nakata, Tasuku Watanabe, Yosuke Terui, Shoko Kajitani, Yuto Monnma, Kenjiro Sato, Masanori Kanazawa, Sota Nakajima, Masateru Kondo, Tohru Takahashi, Akihiro Nakamura, Eiji Nozaki
BACKGROUND: The pre-ejection period (PEP) and left ventricular ejection time (LVET) are easily measured by impedance cardiography (ICG). We hypothesized that the PEP/LVET measured by ICG would correlate with that measured by echocardiography, and that PEP/LVET measured by ICG would be useful for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) optimization. METHODS: Newly CRT implanted patients were optimized by echocardiography. The PEP/LVET was measured by echocardiography and ICG in two different settings: optimized setting and right ventricle (RV)-only pacing...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414557/polydopamine-and-peptide-decorated-doxorubicin-loaded-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-as-a-targeted-drug-delivery-system-for-bladder-cancer-therapy
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Yi Wei, Li Gao, Lu Wang, Lin Shi, Erdong Wei, Baotong Zhou, Li Zhou, Bo Ge
We reported a simple polydopamine (PDA)-based surface modification method to prepare novel targeted doxorubicin-loaded mesoporous silica nanoparticles and peptide CSNRDARRC conjugation (DOX-loaded MSNs@PDA-PEP) for enhancing the therapeutic effects on bladder cancer. Drug-loaded NPs were characterized in terms of size, size distribution, zeta potential, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area and drug loading content. In vitro drug release indicated that DOX-loaded MSNs@PDA and MSNs@PDA-PEP had similar release kinetic profiles of DOX...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411506/the-ten-year-course-of-depression-in-primary-care-and-long-term-effects-of-psychoeducation-psychiatric-consultation-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy
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Henk Jan Conradi, Elisabeth H Bos, Jan H Kamphuis, Peter de Jonge
BACKGROUND: While the majority of depressed patients are treated in primary care, long-term follow-up data on the naturalistic course of depression and treatment effectiveness in this setting are scarce. This study examined the ten-year course of depression in primary care patients who had participated in a randomized clinical trial aiming at enhancement of depression outcomes. METHODS: Of the original sample (n=267), 166 patients participated in the ten-year follow-up; missingness was random...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371189/effect-of-glp-1-and-gip-on-c-peptide-secretion-after-glucagon-or-mixed-meal-tests-significance-in-assessing-b-cell-function-in-diabetes
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C Guglielmi, R Del Toro, A Lauria, A R Maurizi, S Fallucca, A Cappelli, S Angeletti, J M Lachin, P Pozzilli
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate the different B-cell responses after a glucagon stimulation test (GST) versus mixed meal tolerance test (MMTT). METHODS: We conducted GST and MMTT in 10 healthy people (aged 25-40 years) and measured C-peptide, gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) at different time points after the administration of 1 mg i.v. glucagon for GST or a liquid mixed meal for MMTT. RESULTS: The GST stimulated C-peptide showed a mean increase of 147...
March 31, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350554/brief-report-high-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-the-cepheid-xpert-hiv-1-qualitative-point-of-care-test-among-newborns-in-botswana
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Maryanne Ibrahim, Sikhulile Moyo, Terence Mohammed, Lucy Mupfumi, Simani Gaseitsiwe, Kenneth Maswabi, Gbolahan Ajibola, Rebecca Gelman, Oganne Batlang, Maureen Sakoi, Chloe Auletta-Young, Joseph Makhema, Shahin Lockman, Roger L Shapiro
BACKGROUND: HIV point-of-care (POC) testing allows for early infant HIV diagnosis and treatment, but POC accuracy at birth and in the setting of antiretroviral prophylaxis for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission is unknown. METHODS: We evaluated the Cepheid Xpert HIV-1 Qual POC test against the Roche Taqman HIV-1 DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) platform using dried blood spots from 15 HIV-infected and 75 HIV-exposed uninfected newborns. These infants were screened for HIV at <96 hours of life at 5 hospital maternity wards in Botswana; all infants received postexposure antiretroviral prophylaxis with single-dose nevirapine and zidovudine, and most mothers received 3-drug antiretroviral therapy in pregnancy and at delivery...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292973/evaluation-of-functional-characteristics-of-4-oscillatory-positive-pressure-devices-in-a-simulated-cystic-fibrosis-model
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Hillary Van Fleet, Diane K Dunn, Neil L McNinch, Teresa A Volsko
BACKGROUND: Oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) is an airway clearance therapy that delivers positive pressure and air-flow oscillations during exhalation. This study described functional characteristic differences of 4 OPEP devices during an active exhalation in a simulated model. We hypothesized peak pressure (Ppeak), positive expiratory pressure (PEP), oscillatory frequency (f), and pressure amplitude will differ, depending upon the device used, device resistance setting, and time (repeated consecutive active exhalations through the device)...
April 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284473/positive-expiratory-pressure-for-the-treatment-of-acute-asthma-exacerbations-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Nidhya Navanandan, Monica Federico, Rakesh D Mistry
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of brief, single administration of positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy in reducing clinical severity and need for additional second-line therapies and hospitalization in children presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute asthma. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial of children 2-18 years of age presenting to a tertiary-care academic pediatric ED with moderate-to-severe asthma exacerbations from December 2014 to June 2016...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249624/a-tailored-compassion-focused-therapy-program-for-sexual-minority-young-adults-with-depressive-symotomatology-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Christopher A Pepping, Anthony Lyons, Ruth McNair, James N Kirby, Nicola Petrocchi, Paul Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) men and women represent one of the highest-risk populations for depressive symptomatology and disorders, with young LGB adults being at greatest risk. To date, there have been no randomized controlled trials (RCT) to specifically target depressive symptoms in young LGB adults. This is despite research highlighting unique predictors of depressive symptomatology in this population. Here we outline a protocol for an RCT that will test the preliminary efficacy of a tailored compassion-focused therapy (CFT) intervention for young LGB adults compared with a self-directed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program with no specific tailoring for LGB individuals...
March 1, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178088/aggressive-hydration-with-lactated-ringer-solution-in-prevention-of-postendoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Zhi-Feng Zhang, Zhi-Jun Duan, Li-Xia Wang, Gang Zhao, Wu-Guo Deng
BACKGROUND: Pancreatitis is the most common complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The results of previous studies evaluating aggressive hydration with lactated Ringer solution for reducing the incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) are inconsistent. AIM: We performed a meta-analysis to determine whether aggressive hydration with lactated Ringer solution reduced PEP. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing aggressive hydration with standard hydration with the same lactated Ringer solution for prophylaxis of PEP were searched in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and CINAHL databases...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157380/omega-3-fatty-acid-plasma-levels-before-and-after-supplementation-correlations-with-mood-and-clinical-outcomes-in-the-omega-3-and-therapy-studies
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L Eugene Arnold, Andrea S Young, Martha A Belury, Rachel M Cole, Barbara Gracious, Adina M Seidenfeld, Hannah Wolfson, Mary A Fristad
OBJECTIVE: To examine fatty acid profiles, their response to omega-3 fatty acid (Ω3) supplementation, and associations with clinical status and treatment response in youth with mood disorders. METHODS: In a placebo-controlled 2X2 design, 7-14 year-olds (N = 95) in parallel pilot trials (depression N = 72; bipolar N = 23) were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of Ω3 supplementation (1.4 g eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA], 0.2 g docosahexaenoic acid [DHA], and 0...
April 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155838/periprosthetic-metastatic-lesion-in-stem-region-after-tha-case-study
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Janusz Płomiński, Artur Pepłoński, Mateusz Jeśkiewicz
The paper describes a periprosthetic metastatic lesion in the stem region which developed 4 years after cementless total hip arthroplasty in a 64-year-old female patient. The patient underwent primary THA due to osteoarthritis in 2010. In June 2014, she presented with increasing hip pain. Diagnostic imaging revealed a periprosthetic osteolytic lesion in the stem region. The patient was referred to the Orthopaedic Department for further evaluation with a suspicion of pyogenic osteomyelitis. An open surgical biopsy was performed...
November 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128553/peptide-22-and-cyclic-rgd-functionalized-liposomes-for-glioma-targeting-drug-delivery-overcoming-bbb-and-bbtb
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Cuitian Chen, Ziqing Duan, Yan Yuan, Ruixiang Li, Liang Pang, Jianming Liang, Xinchun Xu, Jianxin Wang
Chemotherapy outcomes for the treatment of glioma remain unsatisfied due to the inefficient drug transport across BBB/BBTB and poor drug accumulation in the tumor site. Nanocarriers functionalized with different targeting ligands are considered as one of the most promising alternatives. However, few studies were reported to compare the targeting efficiency of the ligands and develop nanoparticles to realize BBB/BBTB crossing and brain tumor targeting simultaneously. In this study, six peptide-based ligands (Angiopep-2, T7, Peptide-22, c(RGDfK), D-SP5 and Pep-1), widely used for brain delivery, were selected to decorate liposomes, respectively, so as to compare their targeting ability to BBB or BBTB...
February 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110176/the-management-of-hiv-in-pregnancy-a-10-year-experience
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Sonia F Raffe, Charlotte Savage, Louisa A Perry, Amie Patel, Tricia Keith, Richard Howell, Robert Bradley, Rob Bomont, Katy Fidler, Yvonne Gilleece
OBJECTIVE: The package of care to reduce HIV mother to child transmission (MTCT) has evolved significantly since trials of ante and intrapartum antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 1994. In the UK MTCT rate has fallen from 25.6% in the 1990s to 0.46%. We review the management of HIV in pregnancy in Brighton in the context of evolving guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: HIV, obstetric and neonatal notes of all HIV positive women, pregnant between 2003 and 2014, were reviewed. RESULTS: 97 pregnancies in 75 women were identified, resulting in 79 live births...
March 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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