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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529584/anti-microrna-21-221-and-microrna-199a-transfected-by-ultrasound-microbubbles-induces-the-apoptosis-of-human-hepatoma-hepg2-cells
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Xinmin Guo, Shunhua Guo, Liwen Pan, Li Ruan, Yingshi Gu, Jichuang Lai
Gene therapy, particularly microRNA (miRNA), is a promising candidate in the treatment of cancer; however, it is challenging to develop gene delivery systems. Ultrasound microbubbles have been used for gene delivery with excellent results. The present study aimed to investigate the transfection efficiency of HepG2 cells using ultrasound microbubbles. The effects of three miRNAs (miR-21, miR-221 and miR-199a) on HepG2 cells were also determined by performing ultrasound microbubble-mediated gene transfection...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528274/angiopoietin-like-8-angptl8-controls-adipocyte-lipolysis-and-phospholipid-composition
#2
Raghavendra Mysore, Gerhard Liebisch, You Zhou, Vesa M Olkkonen, P A Nidhina Haridas
Angiopoietin-like 8 (Angptl8) inhibits lipolysis in the circulation together with Angplt3 and controls post-prandial fat storage in white adipose tissue (WAT). It is strongly induced by insulin in vivo in WAT and in vitro in adipocytes. In this study we addressed the function of Angptl8 in adipocytes by its stable lentivirus-mediated knock-down in 3T3-L1 cells, followed by analyses of triglyceride (TG) storage, lipid droplet (LD) morphology, the cellular lipidome, lipolysis, and gene expression. Depletion of Angptl8 did not drastically affect the adipocytic differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells but resulted in a moderate (18-19%) reduction of stored TGs...
May 17, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525830/outpatient-management-of-pulmonary-embolism
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P-M Roy, T Moumneh, A Penaloza, O Sanchez
Despite clear potential benefits of outpatient care, most patients suffering from pulmonary embolism (PE) are currently hospitalized due to the fear of possible adverse events. Nevertheless, some teams have increased or envisage to increase outpatient treatment or early discharge. We performed a narrative systematic review of studies published on this topic. We identified three meta-analyses and 23 studies, which involved 3671 patients managed at home (n=3036) or discharged early (n=535). Two main different approaches were applied to select patients eligible for outpatient in recent prospective studies, one based on a list of pragmatic criteria as the HESTIA rule, the other adding severity criteria (i...
May 4, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521611/sgpl1-sphingosine-phosphate-lyase-1-modulates-neuronal-autophagy-via-phosphatidylethanolamine-production
#4
Daniel N Mitroi, Indulekha Karunakaran, Markus Gräler, Julie D Saba, Dan Ehninger, María Dolores Ledesma, Gerhild van Echten-Deckert
Macroautophagy/autophagy defects have been identified as critical factors underlying the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. The roles of the bioactive signaling lipid sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and its catabolic enzyme SGPL1/SPL (sphingosine phosphate lyase 1) in autophagy are increasingly recognized. Here we provide in vitro and in vivo evidence for a previously unidentified route through which SGPL1 modulates autophagy in neurons. SGPL1 cleaves S1P into ethanolamine phosphate, which is directed toward the synthesis of phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) that anchors LC3-I to phagophore membranes in the form of LC3-II...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508984/successful-treatment-of-myeloma-cast-nephropathy-using-bortezomib-based-chemotherapy-plus-selective-plasma-exchange
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Mayuko Kawabe, Izumi Yamamoto, Ai Katsuma, Naomi Hayashi, Yo Komatsuzaki, Yasuyuki Nakada, Akihiro Shimizu, Yudo Tanno, Ichiro Ohkido, Nobuo Tsuboi, Kazuhito Suzuki, Takaki Shimada, Yoji Ogasawara, Katsuki Sugiyama, Keisuke Aiba, Takashi Yokoo
Myeloma cast nephropathy is a major complication of multiple myeloma. Recent evidence has demonstrated that the earlier induction of bortezomib-based chemotherapy with plasma exchange (PE) provides better results for kidney function and patient survival. Due to its non-selectivity, PE with albumin replacement carries the risk of fibrinogen loss, leading to bleeding. We herein report a case of successful treatment of myeloma cast nephropathy using bortezomib-based chemotherapy and selective PE. A 61-year-old woman who had a 20-year history of type II diabetes mellitus was admitted to our hospital for the evaluation of hypercalcemia, severe kidney dysfunction, and anemia...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504884/d-%C3%AE-tocopheryl-succinate-phosphatidyl-ethanolamine-conjugated-amphiphilic-polymer-based-nanomicellar-system-for-the-efficient-delivery-of-curcumin-and-to-overcome-multiple-drug-resistance-in-cancer
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Omkara Swami Muddineti, Preeti Kumari, Balaram Ghosh, Vladimir P Torchilin, Swati Biswas
Nanomedicines have emerged as a promising treatment strategy for cancer. Multiple drug resistance due to overexpression of various drug efflux transporters and upregulation of apoptotic inhibitory pathways in cancer cells are major barriers that limit the success of chemotherapy. Here, we developed a d-α-tocopherol (α-TOS)/lipid-based copolymeric nanomicellar system (VPM) by conjugating phosphatidyl ethanolamine (PE) and α-TOS with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) via an amino acid linkage. The synthesized polymers were characterized by Fourier transform IR, gas-phase chromatography, and (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy...
May 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504542/do-changes-in-trauma-related-beliefs-predict-ptsd-symptom-improvement-in-prolonged-exposure-and-sertraline
#7
Andrew A Cooper, Lori A Zoellner, Peter Roy-Byrne, Matig R Mavissakalian, Norah C Feeny
OBJECTIVE: Negative trauma-related belief change has been found to predict subsequent improvement in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in prolonged exposure (PE) and other therapies, consistent with several psychological theories of treatment change (e.g., Foa & Kozak, 1986). However, belief change has not been examined in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as sertraline. We examined processes associated with symptom improvement in 2 treatments for PTSD, hypothesizing that belief change would robustly predict PTSD improvement in patients treated with PE but not those treated with sertraline, reflecting moderation by treatment...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503744/treatment-using-tadalafil-for-severe-pre-eclampsia-with-fetal-growth-restriction
#8
Hiroaki Tanaka, Michiko Kubo, Masafumi Nii, Sintarou Maki, Takashi Umekawa, Tomoaki Ikeda
For severe pre-eclampsia (PE) with fetal growth restriction (FGR), the only effective treatment is early delivery of the placenta. Clinicians are often forced to end the pregnancy because of maternal indications. We report a case of severe PE with FGR in which the PE was temporarily improved and pregnancy successfully prolonged with tadalafil, a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor. A 35-year-old primigravid woman presented at 27 3/7 weeks of gestation with severe PE and FGR. After commencing tadalafil administration, biochemical and angiogenic markers improved...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503366/is-trauma-memory-special-trauma-narrative-fragmentation-in-ptsd-effects-of-treatment-and-response
#9
Michele Bedard-Gilligan, Lori A Zoellner, Norah C Feeny
Seminal theories posit that fragmented trauma memories are critical to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; van der Kolk & Fisler, 1995; Brewin, 2014) and that elaboration of the trauma narrative is necessary for recovery (e.g., Foa, Huppert, & Cahill, 2006). According to fragmentation theories, trauma narrative changes, particularly for those receiving trauma-focused treatment, should accompany symptom reduction. Trauma and control narratives in 77 men and women with chronic PTSD were examined pre- and post-treatment, comparing prolonged exposure (PE) and sertraline...
March 2017: Clinical Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501724/different-manifestations-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-younger-compared-to-older-patients-clinical-presentation-prediction-rules-and-long-term-outcomes
#10
Izabela E Kiluk, Agnieszka Krajewska, Urszula Kosacka, Agnieszka Tycińska, Robert Milewski, Włodzimierz Musiał, Bożena Sobkowicz
PURPOSE: Data concerning specific manifestations of pulmonary embolism (PE) among younger patients are scarce. We aimed to evaluate differences in clinical presentation, PE prediction rules, thrombolytic treatment use and PE outcomes in younger (<50 years of age) compared to older patients. MATERIAL/METHODS: We studied 238 consecutive patients with proven PE who were retrospectively categorized into three PE probability subgroups according to the revised Geneva score (RGS) and Wells score (WS)...
May 11, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501664/systemic-thrombolytic-therapy-and-catheter-directed-fragmentation-with-local-thrombolytic-therapy-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
#11
Julia Klevanets, Vladimir Starodubtsev, Pavel Ignatenko, Olga Voroshilina, Pavel Ruzankin, Andrey Karpenko
The objective was to compare immediate and long-term results of systemic thrombolytic therapy (STT) and catheter-directed fragmentation (CDF) with local thrombolytic therapy (LTT) in patients with massive pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: 209 patients with massive PE (the high risk of early death) were included in our study. From 2008 till 2010 in the first group (n=102) STT was performed. From 2011 till 2013 in the second group (n=107) CDF with LTT was carried out. Echocardiography and pulmonary arteriography were performed in all patients on admission to hospital and in 5 days after treatment...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497478/comparison-of-the-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-on-demand-use-of-paroxetine-dapoxetine-sildenafil-and-combined-dapoxetine-with-sildenafil-in-treatment-of-patients-with-premature-ejaculation-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#12
M Abu El-Hamd, A Abdelhamed
The aim of the study was to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of the on-demand use of paroxetine, dapoxetine, sildenafil and combined dapoxetine with sildenafil in treatment of patients with premature ejaculation (PE). In a single-blind placebo-controlled clinical study, 150 PE patients without erectile dysfunction (ED) were included during the period of March 2015 to May 2016. Patients were randomly divided into five groups (30 patients each). On demand placebo, paroxetine (30 mg), dapoxetine (30 mg), sildenafil citrate (50 mg) and combined dapoxetine (30 mg) with sildenafil citrate (50 mg) were given for patients for 6 weeks in each group respectively...
May 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495234/oxidative-stress-induced-akt-downregulation-mediates-green-tea-toxicity-towards-prostate-cancer-cells
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Anna Maria Posadino, Hoa Thi Phu, Annalisa Cossu, Roberta Giordo, Marco Fois, Duong Thi Bich Thuan, Antonio Piga, Salvatore Sotgia, Angelo Zinellu, Ciriaco Carru, Gianfranco Pintus
Green tea consumption has been shown to possess cancer chemopreventive activity. Polyphenol E (PE) is a widely used standardized green tea extract formulation. This study was designed to investigate the impact of PE on prostate cancer cells (PC3), analyze the potential signals involved and elucidate whether anti- or pro-oxidant effects may be implicated. Treatment of PC3 cells with 30 and 100μg/ml PE significantly decreased cell viability and proliferation. At the tested concentrations, PE did not exert any antioxidant activity, eliciting instead a pro-oxidant effect at concentrations 30 and 100μg/ml, which was consistent with the observed PE cytotoxicity...
May 7, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490022/concurrent-treatment-with-prolonged-exposure-for-co-occurring-full-or-subthreshold-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-substance-use-disorders-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#14
Lesia M Ruglass, Teresa Lopez-Castro, Santiago Papini, Therese Killeen, Sudie E Back, Denise A Hien
BACKGROUND: To test whether an integrated prolonged exposure (PE) approach could address posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms effectively in individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD), we compared concurrent treatment of PTSD and SUD using PE (COPE) to relapse prevention therapy (RPT) for SUD and an active monitoring control group (AMCG). METHODS: We conducted a randomized 12-week trial with participants (n = 110; 64% males; 59% African Americans) who met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision criteria for full or subthreshold PTSD and SUD...
2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485075/a-prospective-study-comparing-tryptophan-immunoadsorption-with-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
#15
Ina Lieker, Torsten Slowinski, Lutz Harms, Katrin Hahn, Juliane Klehmet
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare paralyzing inflammatory neuropathy with probably autoimmune origin. While plasma exchange (PE) constitutes a first-line treatment option for CIDP, there is only little known about the efficacy and safety of immunoadsorption (IA), a more selective apheresis procedure with assumed better tolerability. METHODS: In this prospective-randomized pilot trial, patients were randomly assigned to receive 6 sessions of PE (n = 10) or IA (n = 10) treating equal plasma volumes...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484839/plasma-exchanges-for-severe-acute-neurological-deterioration-in-patients-with-igm-anti-myelin-associated-glycoprotein-anti-mag-neuropathy
#16
M Baron, P Lozeron, S Harel, D Bengoufa, M Vignon, B Asli, M Malphettes, N Parquet, A Brignier, J P Fermand, N Kubis, Bertrand Arnulf
Monoclonal IgM anti-myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) antibody-related peripheral neuropathy (anti-MAG neuropathy) is predominantly a demyelinating sensory neuropathy with ataxia and distal paresthesia. The clinical course of anti-MAG neuropathy is usually slowly progressive making difficult the identification of clear criteria to start a specific treatment. Although no consensus treatment is yet available, a rituximab-based regimen targeting the B-cell clone producing the monoclonal IgM may be proposed, alone or in combination with alkylating agents or purine analogs...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484481/qtl-mapping-for-phosphorus-efficiency-and-morphological-traits-at-seedling-and-maturity-stages-in-wheat
#17
Yuanyuan Yuan, Minggang Gao, Mingxia Zhang, Honghua Zheng, Xiuwen Zhou, Ying Guo, Yan Zhao, Fangmei Kong, Sishen Li
Phosphorus (P) efficiency (PE), which comprises phosphorus uptake (PupE) and utilization efficiency (PutE), is considered as one of the most important factors for crop yield. In the present study, 11 seedling traits and 13 maturity traits related to wheat PE and morphology were investigated using a set of recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from the cross of "TN 18 × LM 6," under hydroponic culture trials and field trials at low P (LP) and normal P (NP) levels in two different years, respectively. The LP input reduced of biomass, yield and PupE traits, but increased PutE traits...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481072/-evaluation-of-testicular-growth-after-varicocele-treatment-in-early-childhood-and-adolescence-based-on-the-technique-used-palomo-ivanissevich-and-embolization
#18
V F Calderón Plazarte, J M Angulo Madero, C Soto Beauregard, N Pérez Romero, L F Ávila Ramírez, J Rodríguez-Alarcón García, J Moreno Sierra
OBJECTIVES: To analyze, depending on the technique employed, recurrence, symptomatic improvement and testicular growth following treatment of testicular varicocele. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Descriptive retrospective study of 69 pediatric and adolescent males diagnosed with varicocele treated in our center by open technique according Ivanissevich technique (IT), Palomo (PT) and percutaneous embolization (PE) between 2000-2014. Variables analyzed were age, symptoms, differential testicular volume (RV), employed technique, recurrence, symptomatic improvement and RV after treatment...
October 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479425/thrombolytic-therapy-of-acute-massive-pulmonary-embolism-using-swan-ganz-pulmonary-artery-catheter
#19
Ilse Espina, Joseph Varon, Peter H Lin
Acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with high fatality, and catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy has been shown to be an efficacious treatment for this condition. We herein report a patient who developed acute massive PE but could not undergo the conventional catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy. A Swan-Ganz pulmonary artery catheter was placed at bedside to initiate immediate thrombolytic infusion, which resulted in dramatic clinical improvement. This report underscores a potential role of thrombolytic therapy via a trans-jugular pulmonary artery catheter in patients with acute massive PE who could not undergo the conventional catheter-based thrombolytic intervention...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474611/patient-reported-ejaculatory-function-and-satisfaction-in-men-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#20
Min Chul Cho, Jung Kwon Kim, Sang Hoon Song, Sung Yong Cho, Sang Wook Lee, Soo Woong Kim, Jae-Seung Paick
This study aimed to investigate perceived ejaculatory function/satisfaction before treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)/benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and to identify associations between specific categories of ejaculatory dysfunctions (EjDs) and LUTS. A total of 1574 treatment-naïve men with LUTS/BPH were included in this study. All patients underwent routine evaluation for LUTS/BPH including the International Index of Erectile Function and a 5-item questionnaire developed to assess ejaculatory volume/force/pain/satisfaction/latency time...
May 2, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
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