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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934787/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-i-a-debilitating-and-poorly-understood-syndrome-possible-role-for-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-a-narrative-review
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Stefania Pagani, Francesca Veronesi, Nicolo Nicoli Aldini, Milena Fini
BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I), also called algodystrophy, is a complex syndrome characterized by limb pain, edema, allodynia, hyperalgesia and functional impairment of bone with a similar clinical picture of osteoporosis, including an increased release of various pro-inflammatory neuropeptides and cytokines. Several treatments have been proposed for CRPS-I, but due to the poor outcome of conventional drugs and the invasiveness of some techniques, expectations are now directed towards new resources that could be more effective and less invasive...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933670/on-enrichment-strategies-for-biomarker-stratified-clinical-trials
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Xiaofei Wang, Jingzhu Zhou, Ting Wang, Stephen L George
In the era of precision medicine, drugs are increasingly developed to target subgroups of patients with certain biomarkers. In large all-comer trials using a biomarker stratified design (BSD), the cost of treating and following patients for clinical outcomes may be prohibitive. With a fixed number of randomized patients, the efficiency of testing certain treatments parameters, including the treatment effect among biomarker positive patients and the interaction between treatment and biomarker, can be improved by increasing the proportion of biomarker positives on study, especially when the prevalence rate of biomarker positives is low in the underlying patient population...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933616/are-newly-launched-pharmacotherapies-efficacious-in-treating-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-or-is-there-still-more-work-to-be-done
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Riccardo Inchingolo, Carola Condoluci, Andrea Smargiassi, Annelisa Mastrobattista, Cristina Boccabella, Alessia Comes, Nicoletta Golfi, Luca Richeldi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a challenging and multifactorial disease that has been thought for some time to lack effective treatments. The approval of two drugs, nintedanib and pirfenidone, has heralded a new era in its management. Areas covered: Currently, there is a growing interest on therapeutic strategies. Many studies have been designed and performed, although few of them turned out to be successful. Nowadays, nintedanib and pirfenidone are considered disease modifying drugs, recommended treatments by current evidence-based guidelines...
September 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933517/new-treatment-modalities-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Patricio G Schlottmann, Arturo A Alezzandrini, Marcelo Zas, Francisco J Rodriguez, José D Luna, Lihteh Wu
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is considered one of the main causes of severe vision loss in older adults. The neovascular form (nAMD) is an advanced stage, which is responsible for the most severe vision loss. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is at present the main factor that leads to the development of a neovascular membrane and the increased leakage from the membrane to the retina. At present, anti-VEGF therapy is the only treatment that achieves vision gains in many patients and halts progression in most of them...
September 14, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933264/from-a-better-understanding-of-the-mechanisms-of-action-of-histone-deacetylases-inhibitors-to-the-progress-of-the-treatment-of-malignant-lymphomas-and-plasma-cell-myeloma
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Romeo-Gabriel Mihăilă
BACKGROUND: Notable progress has been made in chemo- and immunotherapy of B-cell lymphomas, but less in the treatment of T-cell lymphomas. OBJECTIVE: Histone deacetylases inhibitors are a potentially useful therapeutic mean, as an epigenetic dysregulation is present in lymphomas, and especially in T-cell types. We aimed to study the progress made in this area. METHOD: A minireview was achieved using the articles published in PubMed in the last two years and the new patents made in this field...
September 19, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932979/tuberculous-meningitis-in-children-and-adults-new-insights-for-an-ancient-foe
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REVIEW
Alyssa Mezochow, Kiran Thakur, Christopher Vinnard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tuberculous meningitis is the most devastating manifestation of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and represents a medical emergency. Approximately one half of tuberculous meningitis patients die or suffer severe neurologic disability. The goal of this review will be to review the pathogenic, clinical, and radiologic features of tuberculous meningitis and to highlight recent advancements in translational and clinical science. RECENT FINDINGS: Pharmacologic therapy includes combination anti-tuberculosis drug regimens and adjunctive corticosteroids...
September 20, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932497/evaluation-of-amiodarone-versus-metoprolol-in-treating-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Alireza Kamali, Amir Sanatkar, Mehrzad Sharifi, Esmaeil Moshir
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia affecting patients in open heart ICU after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Most cardiac surgery textbooks recommend beta blockers as the drug of choice for treating such a condition while many experienced physicians and a number of anesthesiology references offer amiodarone as the drug of choice. Therefore, because of insufficient evidence and the aforementioned controversy, we decided to conduct a study evaluating these two antiarrhythmic medicines...
June 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931213/a-review-on-the-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-different-doxorubicin-nanoparticles-for-targeted-therapy-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Ayman Shafei, Wesam El-Bakly, Ahmed Sobhy, Omar Wagdy, Ahmed Reda, Omar Aboelenin, Amr Marzouk, Khalil El Habak, Randa Mostafa, Mahmoud A Ali, Mahmoud Ellithy
In metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the conventional doxorubicin (DOX) has various problems due to lack of selectivity with subsequent therapeutic failure and adverse effects. DOX- induced cardiotoxicity is a major problem that necessitates the presence of new forms to decrease the risk of associated morbidity. Nanoparticles (NPs) are considered an important approach to selectively increase drug accumulation inside tumor cells and thus decreasing the associated side effects. Tumor cells develop resistance to chemotherapeutic agents through multiple mechanisms, one of which is over expression of efflux transporters...
September 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930600/line-1-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#9
Nadine Houede, Pier Vincenzo Piazza, Philippe Pourquier
Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of death by cancer in men. Surgery or hormone deprivation usually contains the progression of the local forms of the disease. In metastatic situations, chemotherapy or second generation hormone therapies are used with an overall survival that never exceeds 36 months when tumors become resistant to castration. In the search for new alternatives, clinical trials with various classes of anticancer drugs have been performed, including chemotherapies, targeted therapies with kinase inhibitors, radium-223, or immunotherapies with somehow limited efficacy...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929430/new-drugs-in-the-pipeline-for-the-treatment-of-hiv-a-review
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REVIEW
Leigh Anne Hylton Gravatt, Crystal R Leibrand, Sulay Patel, MaryPeace McRae
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to review therapies with new mechanisms of action for the treatment of HIV that are at least in phase 2 clinical trials. RECENT FINDINGS: There are several new mechanisms of action being represented within clinical development, including histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, gene therapies, broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies, immune modulation, and drugs with new mechanisms to block HIV entry. The new therapies are being developed for both as add-on therapy to existing combination antiretroviral therapy and as agents to be used during treatment interruption...
September 19, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927133/benefit-of-rebiopsy-for-deciding-treatment-strategy-in-rectal-cancer-a-case-report
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Kenta Kawasaki, Yasuo Hamamoto, Takeshi Suzuki, Kenro Hirata, Yasutaka Sukawa, Akiyoshi Kasuga, Yuichiro Hayashi, Hiromasa Takaishi, Kaori Kameyama, Takanori Kanai
Rebiopsy is considered an option for specific types of cancer, such as breast, non-small cell lung, and prostate cancer, in clinical trials and in practice. The benefit of rebiopsy comes from the selection of a new treatment strategy based on the genetic profile of the cells, which may reflect the development of drug resistance or hormonal changes. For colorectal cancer, the presence of different genomic mutations between the primary tumor and its metastases is rare, and rebiopsy is therefore not generally performed...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926295/efficacy-and-safety-assessment-of-acute-sports-related-traumatic-soft-tissue-injuries-using-a-new-ibuprofen-medicated-plaster-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Hans-Georg Predel, Mark P Connolly, Aomesh Bhatt, Bruno Giannetti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of a recently developed ibuprofen medicated plaster in the treatment of acute sports impact injuries/contusions. METHODS: In this double-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled, parallel group, phase 3 study (EudraCT Number: 2012-003257-2) patients (n=132; ages 18 to 60 years) diagnosed with acute sports-related traumatic blunt soft tissue injury/contusion to the upper or lower limbs were randomized to receive either ibuprofen 200 mg plaster (n=64) or placebo plaster (n=68)...
September 19, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925896/allopurinol-old-drug-new-indication-in-neonates
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Kim V Annink, Axel R Franz, Jan B Derks, Mario Rüdiger, Frank van Bel, Manon J N L Benders
BACKGROUND: Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is an important cause of neonatal mortality and neurological morbidity, even despite hypothermia treatment. Neuronal damage in these infants is partly caused by the production of superoxides via the xanthine-oxidase pathway and concomitant free radical formation. Allopurinol is a xanthine-oxidase inhibitor and can potentially reduce the formation of these superoxides that lead to brain damage in HIE. METHODS: The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the animal and clinical data about the neuroprotective effect of allopurinol in HIE and the relevant mechanisms leading to brain injury in HIE...
September 18, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925868/design-and-discovery-of-new-antibacterial-agents-advances-perspectives-challenges
#14
Josef Jampilek
Emerging resistance of bacterial pathogens to clinically used drugs, including not only first-choice but also second- and third-choice drugs, is alarming, but since the 1990s only a modest number of new, first in class, drugs for systemic administration have been marketed for the treatment of bacterial infections. This article provides a review of recently reported new antibacterial chemotherapeutics approved for clinical practice, antibacterial chemotherapeutics in clinical trials and antibacterial agents under development...
September 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924872/-alzheimer-s-disease-from-auguste-deter-to-the-present-progress-disappointments-and-open-questions
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REVIEW
Johannes Pantel
AIM: The present article aims to provide a short overview of the discovery history, conceptual development, as well as on current neurobiological and pharmacological research questions in the field of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In view of the long hoped for but so far unachieved therapeutic breakthrough, this also includes a critical reflection of current research paradigms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Starting from the first case report described by Alois Alzheimer in 1906, the historical impact of his seminal discovery is reconstructed...
September 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924549/potassium-2-1-hydroxypentyl-benzoate-attenuates-neuronal-apoptosis-in-neuron-astrocyte-co-culture-system-through-neurotrophy-and-neuroinflammation-pathway
#16
Dongmei Liu, Man Zhang, Xianfang Rong, Jiang Li, Xiaoliang Wang
Potassium 2-(1-hydroxypentyl)-benzoate (d,l-PHPB), a new drug candidate for ischemic stroke at the phase II clinic trial, has been shown to protect neurons by inhibiting oxidative injury and reducing neuron apoptosis in previous studies. But the mechanisms of d,l-PHPB remain to be studied. In this study, a neuron-astrocytes co-culture system was used to elucidate the roles of astrocytes in neuroprotection of d,l-PHPB under oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R) condition. Our data showed that d,l-PHPB reduced neuronal apoptosis in mono-culture system and this effect was enhanced in neuron-astrocyte co-culture system under the OGD/R condition...
September 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923861/mct1-inhibitor-azd3965-increases-mitochondrial-metabolism-facilitating-combination-therapy-and-non-invasive-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Mounia Beloueche-Babari, Slawomir Wantuch, Teresa Casals Galobart, Markela Koniordou, Harold G Parkes, Vaitha Arunan, Yuen-Li Chung, Thomas R Eykyn, Paul D Smith, Martin O Leach
Monocarboxylate transporters (MCT) modulate tumor cell metabolism and offer promising therapeutic targets for cancer treatment. Understanding the impact of MCT blockade on tumor cell metabolism may help develop combination strategies or identify pharmacodynamic biomarkers to support the clinical development of MCT inhibitors now in clinical trials. In this study, we assessed the impact of the MCT1 inhibitor AZD3965 on cancer cell metabolism in vitro and in vivo. Exposing human lymphoma and colon carcinoma cells to AZD3965 increased MCT4-dependent accumulation of intracellular lactate, inhibiting monocarboxylate influx and efflux...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923789/assessing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-an-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-inhibitor-azd4017-in-the-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-drug-trial-iih-dt-clinical-methods-and-design-for-a-phase-ii-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Keira Annie Markey, Ryan Ottridge, James L Mitchell, Caroline Rick, Rebecca Woolley, Natalie Ives, Peter Nightingale, Alexandra J Sinclair
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a condition with few effective management options. So far, there have been no randomized controlled trials evaluating new treatments in IIH. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this paper is to outline the trial design for the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Drug Trial (IIH:DT), assessing an innovative medical treatment in IIH and the rationale for the chosen trial methodology. METHODS: IIH:DT is a phase II double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial recruiting 30 female participants with active IIH (intracranial pressure >25cm H2 O and papilledema)...
September 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923369/rapid-identification-and-validation-of-novel-targeted-approaches-for-glioblastoma-a-combined-ex-vivo-in-vivo-pharmaco-omic-model
#19
REVIEW
Ahmad Daher, John de Groot
Tumor heterogeneity is a major factor in glioblastoma's poor response to therapy and seemingly inevitable recurrence. Only two glioblastoma drugs have received Food and Drug Administration approval since 1998, highlighting the urgent need for new therapies. Profiling "omics" analyses have helped characterize glioblastoma molecularly and have thus identified multiple molecular targets for precision medicine. These molecular targets have influenced clinical trial design; many "actionable" mutation-focused trials are underway, but because they have not yet led to therapeutic breakthroughs, new strategies for treating glioblastoma, especially those with a pharmacological functional component, remain in high demand...
September 15, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923239/a-novel-formulation-of-inhaled-sodium-cromoglicate-pa101-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-chronic-cough-a-randomised-double-blind-proof-of-concept-phase-2-trial
#20
Surinder S Birring, Marlies S Wijsenbeek, Sanjay Agrawal, Jan W K van den Berg, Helen Stone, Toby M Maher, Ahmet Tutuncu, Alyn H Morice
BACKGROUND: Cough can be a debilitating symptom of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and is difficult to treat. PA101 is a novel formulation of sodium cromoglicate delivered via a high-efficiency eFlow nebuliser that achieves significantly higher drug deposition in the lung compared with the existing formulations. We aimed to test the efficacy and safety of inhaled PA101 in patients with IPF and chronic cough and, to explore the antitussive mechanism of PA101, patients with chronic idiopathic cough (CIC) were also studied...
September 8, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
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