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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091217/tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-emtricitabine-plus-ritonavir-boosted-lopinavir-or-cobicistat-boosted-elvitegravir-as-a-single-tablet-regimen-for-hiv-post-exposure-prophylaxis
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A Inciarte, L Leal, E González, A León, C Lucero, J Mallolas, B Torres, M Laguno, J Rojas, M Martínez-Rebollar, A González-Cordón, A Cruceta, J A Arnaiz, J M Gatell, F García
Objectives: To assess HIV-1 post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) non-completion at day 28, comparing ritonavir-boosted lopinavir versus cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir as a single-tablet regimen (STR), using tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine with both of these therapies. Methods: A prospective, open, randomized clinical trial was performed. Individuals attending the emergency room due to potential sexual exposure to HIV and who met criteria for PEP were randomized 1:3 into two groups receiving either 400/100 mg of lopinavir/ritonavir (n = 38) or 150/150 mg of elvitegravir/cobicistat (n = 119), with both groups also receiving 245/200 mg of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063592/omega-3-supplementation-associated-with-improved-parent-rated-executive-function-in-youth-with-mood-disorders-secondary-analyses-of-the-omega-3-and-therapy-oats-trials
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Anthony T Vesco, Andrea S Young, L Eugene Arnold, Mary A Fristad
BACKGROUND: Improvements in executive functioning (EF) may lead to improved quality of life and lessened functional impairment for children with mood disorders. The aim was to assess the impact of omega-3 supplementation (Ω3) and psychoeducational psychotherapy (PEP), each alone and in combination, on EF in youth with mood disorders. We completed secondary analyses of two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of Ω3 and PEP for children with depression and bipolar disorder. METHODS: Ninety-five youths with depression or bipolar disorder not otherwise specified/cyclothymic disorder were randomized in 12-week RCTs...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028382/simultaneous-determination-of-metolazone-and-valsartan-in-plasma-by-on-line-spe-coupled-with-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Jiezhao Zhou, Meiling Chen, Ying Li, Fanglin Yu, Xiaohui Cheng, Yang Yang, Yan Liu, Xiangyang Xie, Zhiping Li, Hui Zhang, Xingguo Mei
Combination of metolazone (0.5 mg) and valsartan (80 mg) has been verified as a promising therapy treatment for hypertension. In order to facilitate to pharmacokinetic research, it needs a method for the simultaneously determination of metolazone and valsartan in biological samples. However, there are no relative reports so far. In order to facilitate to pharmacokinetic research, an on-line solid phase extraction coupled with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the simultaneous determination of metolazone and valsartan in beagle dog plasma was developed and validated in this study...
October 2017: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960034/prediction-of-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis-using-4-hour-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-serum-amylase-and-lipase-levels
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Yeon Kyung Lee, Min Jae Yang, Soon Sun Kim, Choong Kyun Noh, Hyo Jung Cho, Sun Gyo Lim, Jae Chul Hwang, Byung Moo Yoo, Jin Hong Kim
Early post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP) prediction may allow safe same-day outpatients discharge after ERCP and earlier proper management. This study aimed to assess the usefulness of the 4-hour post-ERCP serum amylase and lipase levels for PEP early prediction and to investigate predictive cut-off values for 4-hour post-ERCP serum amylase and lipase levels for safe discharge and urgent initiation of resuscitation. The data of 516 consecutive patients with native papilla who underwent ERCP between January 2013 and August 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952156/positive-expiratory-pressure-therapy-versus-other-airway-clearance-techniques-for-bronchiectasis
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REVIEW
Annemarie L Lee, Angela T Burge, Anne E Holland
BACKGROUND: People with bronchiectasis experience chronic cough and sputum production and require the prescription of airway clearance techniques (ACTs). A common type of ACT prescribed is positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy. A previous review has suggested that ACTs including PEP therapy are beneficial compared to no treatment in people with bronchiectasis. However, the efficacy of PEP therapy in a stable clinical state or during an acute exacerbation compared to other ACTs in bronchiectasis is unknown...
September 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861765/multifunctional-decoration-of-alpha-tocopheryl-succinate-based-np-for-cancer-treatment-effect-of-tpp-and-ltvspwy-peptide
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Raquel Palao-Suay, María Rosa Aguilar, Francisco J Parra-Ruiz, Sergio Martín-Saldaña, Nathan A Rohner, Susan N Thomas, Julio San Román
Active targeting not only of a specific cell but also a specific organelle maximizes the therapeutic activity minimizing adverse side effects in healthy tissues. The present work describes the synthesis, characterization, and in vitro biological activity of active targeting nanoparticles (NP) for cancer therapy based on α-tocopheryl succinate (α-TOS), a well-known mitocan, that selectively induces apoptosis of cancer cells and proliferalting endothelial cells. Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) targeting peptide LTVSPWY (PEP) and triphenylphosphonium lipophilic cation (TPP) were conjugated to a previously optimized RAFT block copolymer that formed self-assembled NP of appropriate size for this application and low polydispersity by self-organized precipitation method...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856417/activity-of-human-beta-defensin-1-and-its-motif-against-active-and-dormant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Richa Sharma, Uma Nahar Saikia, Sadhna Sharma, Indu Verma
The ineffectiveness of anti-tuberculous therapy against dormant and drug-resistant mycobacteria demands scrutiny of alternative candidates like antimicrobial peptides having different mechanisms of action. The present study was designed to explore the activity of human beta defensin-1 (HBD-1) and its in silico identified short motif Pep-B against active and dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) H37Rv. Activity of HBD-1 and Pep-B was determined against actively growing M. tb in vitro, inside monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) and dormant bacilli in in vitro potassium deficiency and human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) granuloma models using colony-forming unit enumeration...
October 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771483/myeloid-specific-deletion-of-nox2-prevents-the-metabolic-and-neurologic-consequences-of-high-fat-diet
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Jennifer K Pepping, Bolormaa Vandanmagsar, Sun-Ok Fernandez-Kim, Jingying Zhang, Randall L Mynatt, Annadora J Bruce-Keller
High fat diet-induced obesity is associated with inflammatory and oxidative signaling in macrophages that likely participates in metabolic and physiologic impairment. One key factor that could drive pathologic changes in macrophages is the pro-inflammatory, pro-oxidant enzyme NADPH oxidase. However, NADPH oxidase is a pleiotropic enzyme with both pathologic and physiologic functions, ruling out indiscriminant NADPH oxidase inhibition as a viable therapy. To determine if targeted inhibition of monocyte/macrophage NADPH oxidase could mitigate obesity pathology, we generated mice that lack the NADPH oxidase catalytic subunit NOX2 in myeloid lineage cells...
2017: PloS One
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
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Antonello Nicolini, Valentina Mascardi, Bruna Grecchi, Maura Ferrari-Bravo, Paolo Banfi, Cornelius Barlascini
INTRODUCTION: In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients few modalities of airway clearance have demonstrated effectiveness in reducing hypersecretion and bronchial obstruction. Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) is one of these. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to compare the effectiveness of 2 devices Temporary PEP (T-PEP) and Oscillatory PEP (O-PEP) which use PEP applied at a low expiratory pressure of 1 cm H2 O which creates oscillations that decrease bronchial obstruction in reducing COPD exacerbations and improving respiratory and health status assessment parameters...
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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MULTICENTER STUDY
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
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