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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814862/polyethylenimine-based-micro-nanoparticles-as-vaccine-adjuvants
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Chen Shen, Jun Li, Yi Zhang, Yuce Li, Guanxin Shen, Jintao Zhu, Juan Tao
Vaccines have shown great success in treating and preventing tumors and infections, while adjuvants are always demanded to ensure potent immune responses. Polyethylenimine (PEI), as one of the well-studied cationic polymers, has been used as a transfection reagent for decades. However, increasing evidence has shown that PEI-based particles are also capable of acting as adjuvants. In this paper, we briefly review the physicochemical properties and the broad applications of PEI in different fields, and elaborate on the intracellular processes of PEI-based vaccines...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808589/anti-angiogenic-agents-for-the-treatment-of-solid-tumors-potential-pathways-therapy-and-current-strategies-a-review
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Ahmed M Al-Abd, Abdulmohsin J Alamoudi, Ashraf B Abdel-Naim, Thikryat A Neamatallah, Osama M Ashour
Recent strategies for the treatment of cancer, other than just tumor cell killing have been under intensive development, such as anti-angiogenic therapeutic approach. Angiogenesis inhibition is an important strategy for the treatment of solid tumors, which basically depends on cutting off the blood supply to tumor micro-regions, resulting in pan-hypoxia and pan-necrosis within solid tumor tissues. The differential activation of angiogenesis between normal and tumor tissues makes this process an attractive strategic target for anti-tumor drug discovery...
November 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802643/update-on-urinary-stones-in-children-current-and-future-concepts-in-surgical-treatment-and-shockwave-lithotripsy
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Mesrur Selcuk Silay, Jonathan S Ellison, Thomas Tailly, Paolo Caione
CONTEXT: Miniaturized instrumentation used for endoscopic treatment of urinary stone disease in children has been readily adopted in clinical practice. However, there is a need to optimize and individualize the surgical approach according to the patient's age, body habitus, and stone characteristics. Promising novel equipment and techniques will continue to advance the surgical care of these children. OBJECTIVE: To review the literature regarding surgical and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) treatment of urinary stone disease in children and provide an overview on future treatment innovations...
August 9, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783929/how-electroconvulsive-therapy-works-understanding-the-neurobiological-mechanisms
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Amit Singh, Sujita Kumar Kar
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a time tested treatment modality for the management of various psychiatric disorders. There have been a lot of modifications in the techniques of delivering ECT over decades. Despite lots of criticisms encountered, ECT has still been used commonly in clinical practice due to its safety and efficacy. Research evidences found multiple neuro-biological mechanisms for the therapeutic effect of ECT. ECT brings about various neuro-physiological as well as neuro-chemical changes in the macro- and micro-environment of the brain...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780384/influences-of-microgap-and-micromotion-of-implant-abutment-interface-on-marginal-bone-loss-around-implant-neck
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Yang Liu, Jiawei Wang
OBJECTIVE: To review the influences and clinical implications of micro-gap and micro-motion of implant-abutment interface on marginal bone loss around the neck of implant. DESIGN: Literatures were searched based on the following Keywords: implant-abutment interface/implant-abutment connection/implant-abutment conjunction, microgap, micromotion/micromovement, microleakage, and current control methods available. The papers were then screened through titles, abstracts, and full texts...
July 29, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772424/scaling-up-techniques-for-the-nanofabrication-of-cell-culture-substrates-via-two-photon-polymerization-for-industrial-scale-expansion-of-stem-cells
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Davide Ricci, Michele M Nava, Tommaso Zandrini, Giulio Cerullo, Manuela T Raimondi, Roberto Osellame
Stem-cell-based therapies require a high number (10⁶-10⁸) of cells, therefore in vitro expansion is needed because of the initially low amount of stem cells obtainable from human tissues. Standard protocols for stem cell expansion are currently based on chemically-defined culture media and animal-derived feeder-cell layers, which expose cells to additives and to xenogeneic compounds, resulting in potential issues when used in clinics. The two-photon laser polymerization technique enables three-dimensional micro-structures to be fabricated, which we named synthetic nichoids...
January 13, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768295/exclusive-enteral-nutrition-for-inducing-remission-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-paediatric-patients
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Amit Assa, Raanan Shamir
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Enteral nutrition as a treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases is an ongoing area of interest. Even in the era of biologic agents, exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) offers a unique, drug-free measure for induction of remission in luminal Crohn's disease. The purpose of this review is to discuss the role of EEN in the evolving therapeutic scheme for Crohn's disease, to report on new evidence for short and long-term efficacy and highlight findings on the mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory effects of EEN in light of current understanding of disease pathogenesis...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761619/ectopic-thyroid-tissue-unusual-differential-diagnosis-of-cervical-paraganglioma
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Houda Chahed, Ghada Kharrat, Rim Bechraoui, Jihene Marrakchi, Azza Mediouni, Mohamed Ben Amor, Rim Zainine, Nejeh Beltaief, Ghazi Besbes
Ectopic thyroid tissue (ETT) lateral to the midline is rare. Its occurrence in the carotid bifurcation is exceptional. We present a 45 years woman who consulted with a slow growing right cervical swelling. Clinical examination Ultrasonography, contrast enhanced CT and cervical MRI concluded to a paraganglioma. Intra-operatively, the tumor didn't have the characteristic aspect of a paraganglioma. Complete excision was performed. Histology concluded to an ectopic micro-vesicular thyroid adenoma.Previous literature was reviewed to summarize clinical and radiologic characteristics of such rare entity...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749427/advanced-growth-factor-delivery-systems-in-wound-management-and-skin-regeneration
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Jin Woo Park, Seung Rim Hwang, In-Soo Yoon
Growth factors are endogenous signaling molecules that regulate cellular responses required for wound healing processes such as migration, proliferation, and differentiation. However, exogenous application of growth factors has limited effectiveness in clinical settings due to their low in vivo stability, restricted absorption through skin around wound lesions, elimination by exudation prior to reaching the wound area, and other unwanted side effects. Sophisticated systems to control the spatio-temporal delivery of growth factors are required for the effective and safe use of growth factors as regenerative treatments in clinical practice, such as biomaterial-based drug delivery systems (DDSs)...
July 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746936/defining-standards-in-experimental-microsurgical-training-recommendations-of-the-european-society-for-surgical-research-essr-and-the-international-society-for-experimental-microsurgery-isem
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René H Tolba, Zoltán Czigány, Suzanne Osorio Lujan, Mihai Oltean, Michael Axelsson, Yelena Akelina, Antonio Di Cataldo, Iren Miko, Istvan Furka, Uta Dahmen, Eiji Kobayashi, Mihai Ionac, Norbert Nemeth
BACKGROUND: Expectations towards surgeons in modern surgical practice are extremely high with minimal complication rates and maximal patient safety as paramount objectives. Both of these aims are highly dependent on individual technical skills that require sustained, focused, and efficient training outside the clinical environment. At the same time, there is an increasing moral and ethical pressure to reduce the use of animals in research and training, which has fundamentally changed the practice of microsurgical training and research...
July 26, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742213/derivatization-agents-for-electrochemical-detection-in-amino-acid-peptide-and-protein-separations-the-hidden-electrochemistry
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Tania Sierra, Agustin G Crevillen, Alberto Escarpa
In proteomics and clinical analysis, LIF and MS are the most used detectors coupled to separation techniques. MS offers good sensitivity and analyte identification ability but, as counterbalance, it is expensive and it needed background electrolytes compatible with mass spectrometers. LIF detection offers the highest sensitivity but, in general, proteins, peptides and amino acids are not fluorescents so it is necessary the use of fluorescence tags. This fact hindered the potential sensitivity of LIF detection due to the difficulty of labeling analytes at extremely low concentrations...
July 25, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732529/exiguobacterium-sp-a1b-gx59-isolated-from-a-patient-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-and-bacteremia-genomic-characterization-and-literature-review
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Xingchun Chen, Lijun Wang, Jiali Zhou, Honglong Wu, Dong Li, Yanchao Cui, Binghuai Lu
BACKGROUND: Bacterial species belonging to the genus Exiguobacterium are facultative anaerobic, non-spore-forming, Gram-positive bacilli, and rarely associated with human infections. Herein, we reported the first case of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and bacteremia due to Exiguobacterium spp. in China. CASE PRESENTATION: An adult male with severe CAP was hospitalized. The pathogen was isolated from his bloodstream and broncho-alveolar lavage fluid. The correct identification of the micro-organism was achieved using 16S rRNA sequencing, and its antibiotic susceptibility test was performed by microdilution method...
July 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720368/a-critical-review-of-miniaturised-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-is-smaller-better
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Silvia Proietti, Guido Giusti, Mahesh Desai, Arvind P Ganpule
CONTEXT: In an effort to reduce morbidity related to percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), some investigators have progressively introduced miniaturised approaches. The development of miniaturised nephroscopes facilitated widespread dissemination of these techniques and a significant expansion of the role of PCNL in endourology. OBJECTIVE: To discuss the different techniques comprising modern PCNL and identify the pros and cons of each of them. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Data for this review were identified through a search of PubMed, including studies published in the last 20 yr in core clinical journals in English...
February 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719818/insights-into-the-unique-functionality-of-inorganic-micro-nanoparticles-for-versatile-ultrasound-theranostics
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Xiaoqin Qian, Xiaoxia Han, Yu Chen
The clinical ultrasound (US)-based theranostic biomedicine suffers from the critical issue that traditional microbubbles (MBs) have lots of drawbacks such as low stability, large particle size, difficult structural control, etc. The unique composition, structure and functionality of inorganic micro/nanoplatforms have shown their great prospect for solving these critical issues and drawbacks of traditional organic MBs. This review summarizes and discusses the state-of-art development on exploring inorganic micro/nanoparticles for versatile US-based biomedical applications, ranging from US imaging, photoacoustic imaging, sonodynamic therapy, high intensity-focused US ablation and US-triggered chemotherapy...
October 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714778/how-clients-change-emotion-with-emotion-a-programme-of-research-on-emotional-processing
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Antonio Pascual-Leone
This paper reviews a body of research that has examined Pascual-Leone and Greenberg's sequential model of emotional processing or used its accompanying measure (the Classification of Affective Meaning States). Research from 24 studies using a plurality of methods examined process-outcome relationships from micro to macro levels of observation and builds support for emotional transformation as a possible causal mechanism of change in psychotherapy. A pooled sample of 310 clinical and 130 sub-clinical cases have been studied, reflecting the process of 7 different treatment approaches in addressing over 5 different presenting clinical problems (including depression, anxiety, relational trauma, and personality disorders)...
July 17, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706912/diagnosis-and-prognosis-review-of-biomarkers-for-mesothelioma
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Huan H Sun, Allen Vaynblat, Harvey I Pass
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive disease arising in pleural cell lining and is associated with asbestos exposure. Today, there is a rising incidence of MPM reaching 3,000 annual cases nationally, primarily from the large population occupationally exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1980. With a prolonged latency period, presenting clinically 10 to 40 years after exposure, MPM is often diagnosed in late stages and presents median survival time of less than 12 months. There is a serious need for improvement in prognostic and diagnostic tools for MPM...
June 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705470/hypoxia-and-hypoxia-response-associated-molecular-markers-in-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Jurgen Peerlings, Lien Van De Voorde, Cristina Mitea, Ruben Larue, Ala Yaromina, Sebastian Sandeleanu, Linda Spiegelberg, Ludwig Dubois, Philippe Lambin, Felix M Mottaghy
PURPOSE: In this systematic review, the existing evidence of available hypoxia-associated molecular response biomarkers in esophageal cancer (EC) patients is summarized and set into the context of the role of hypoxia in the prediction of esophageal cancer, treatment response and treatment outcome. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in Web of Science, MEDLINE, and PubMed databases using the keywords: hypoxia, esophagus, cancer, treatment outcome and treatment response...
July 10, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703277/mirnas-and-ovarian-cancer-an-overview
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Bornali Deb, Arif Uddin, Supriyo Chakraborty
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the sixth most common cancer in women globally. However, even with the advances in detection andtherapeutics it still represents the most dangerous gynecologic malignancy in women of the industrialized countries. The discovery of micro- RNAs (miRNA), a small noncoding RNA molecule targeting multiple mRNAs and regulation of gene expression by triggering translation repression and/or RNA degradation, has revealed the existence of a new array for regulation of genes involved in cancer. This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding the role of miRNAs expression in OC...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700086/antiseptics-for-burns
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Gill Norman, Janice Christie, Zhenmi Liu, Maggie J Westby, Jayne M Jefferies, Thomas Hudson, Jacky Edwards, Devi Prasad Mohapatra, Ibrahim A Hassan, Jo C Dumville
BACKGROUND: Burn wounds cause high levels of morbidity and mortality worldwide. People with burns are particularly vulnerable to infections; over 75% of all burn deaths (after initial resuscitation) result from infection. Antiseptics are topical agents that act to prevent growth of micro-organisms. A wide range are used with the intention of preventing infection and promoting healing of burn wounds. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects and safety of antiseptics for the treatment of burns in any care setting...
July 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689208/staging-with-unilateral-salpingo-oophorectomy-and-expert-pathological-review-result-in-no-recurrences-in-a-series-of-81-intestinal-type-mucinous-borderline-ovarian-tumors
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Kobe Dewilde, Philippe Moerman, Karin Leunen, Frederic Amant, Patrick Neven, Ignace Vergote
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies suggest that mucinous borderline ovarian tumors (MBOTs) belong to a high-risk group that is more likely to develop an invasive recurrence. The objective is to determine these risk factors. METHODS: A monocentric retrospective review of all consecutive patients with intestinal-type MBOT diagnosed between 1993 and 2013. All tumors were evaluated by one pathologist without knowledge of clinical outcome. Extensive surgical staging and pathological tumor sampling (1 block/cm diameter in tumors <10 cm and 2 blocks/cm diameter in tumors >10 cm) were performed in all cases...
July 8, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
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