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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215670/therapeutic-efficacy-of-combined-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-and-radiofrequency-ablation-comparing-single-and-combined-therapy-in-young-and-old-mice
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Alexander V Andriyanov, Emma Portnoy, Erez Koren, Sara Eyal, S Nahum Goldberg, Yechezkel Barenholz
Antitumor therapy in the elderly is particularly challenging due to multiple, often chronic diseases, poly-therapy, and age-related physiological changes that affect drug efficacy and safety. Furthermore, tumors may become more aggressive and drug-resistant with advanced age, leading to poor patient prognosis. In this study, we evaluated in mice bearing medulloblastoma xenografts the effect of age on tumor progression and tumor therapy. We focused on therapeutic efficacy of two treatment modalities alone radiofrequency ablation therapy (RFA), PEGylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) equivalent to Doxil, and their combination...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204614/a-continuum-of-mrnp-complexes-in-embryonic-microrna-mediated-silencing
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Edlyn Wu, Ajay A Vashisht, Clément Chapat, Mathieu N Flamand, Emiliano Cohen, Mihail Sarov, Yuval Tabach, Nahum Sonenberg, James Wohlschlegel, Thomas F Duchaine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157211/platelet-activating-factor-induced-expression-of-p21-is-correlated-with-histone-acetylation
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Elisabetta Damiani, Nahum Puebla-Osorio, Bree M Lege, Jingwei Liu, Sattva S Neelapu, Stephen E Ullrich
Ultraviolet (UV)-irradiated keratinocytes secrete the lipid mediator of inflammation, platelet-activating factor (PAF). PAF plays an essential role in UV-induced immune suppression and skin cancer induction. Dermal mast cell migration from the skin to the draining lymph nodes plays a prominent role in activating systemic immune suppression. UV-induced PAF activates mast cell migration by up-regulating mast cell CXCR4 surface expression. Recent findings indicate that PAF up-regulates CXCR4 expression via histone acetylation...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135239/hypothalamic-crfr1-is-essential-for-hpa-axis-regulation-following-chronic-stress
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Assaf Ramot, Zhiying Jiang, Jin-Bin Tian, Tali Nahum, Yael Kuperman, Nicholas Justice, Alon Chen
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is a pivotal component of an organism's response to stressful challenges, and dysfunction of this neuroendocrine axis is associated with a variety of physiological and psychological pathologies. We found that corticotropin-releasing factor type 1 receptor within the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus is an important central component of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis regulation that prepares the organism for successive exposure to stressful stimuli.
January 30, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130055/optimal-dose-and-fraction-number-in-sbrt-of-lung-tumours-a-radiobiological-analysis
#5
Ruggero Ruggieri, Pavel Stavrev, Stefania Naccarato, Nadejda Stavreva, Filippo Alongi, Alan E Nahum
The efficacy of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer for severely hypofractionated schedules is clinically proven. Tumour control probability (TCP) modelling might further optimize prescription dose and number of treatment fractions (n). To this end, we will discuss the following controversial questions. Which is the most plausible cell-survival model at doses per fraction (d) as high as 20Gy? Do clinical data support a dose-response relationship with saturation over some threshold-dose? Given the reduced re-oxygenation for severe hypofractionation, is the inclusion of tumour hypoxia in TCP modelling relevant? Can iso-effective schedules be derived by assuming a homogeneous tumour-cell population with α/β≈10Gy, or should distinct cell subpopulations, with different α/β values, be taken into account? Is there scope for patient-specific individualization of n? Despite the difficulty of providing definite answers to the above questions, reasonable suggestions for lung SBRT can be derived from the literature...
January 24, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129295/asymptomatic-infection-in-decompensated-full-thickness-corneal-grafts-referred-for-repeat-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Yoav Nahum, Pia Leon, Benedetta Azzurra Ricci-Filipovic, Davide Camposampiero, Diego Ponzin, Massimo Busin
PURPOSE: We report a case series of asymptomatic infections affecting failed corneal grafts in patients referred for repeat penetrating keratoplasty (PK). METHODS: In this retrospective, noncomparative, interventional case series, we reviewed the medical records of all repeat PK procedures performed at Villa Serena-Villa Igea private Hospitals (Forlì, Italy) between January 2011 and March 2016. Specifically, preoperative and postoperative slit-lamp examinations, and the results of histological and bacteriological examinations, were noted...
January 26, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109568/one-or-two-internal-thoracic-grafts-long-term-follow-up-of-957-off-pump-coronary-bypass-surgeries
#7
Dmitry Pevni, Yanai Ben-Gal, Rephael Mohr, Amir Ganiel, Yosef Paz, Amir Kramer, Nahum Nesher
BACKGROUND: The potential survival benefit of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (OPCABG) is controversial owing to the technical complexity of these operations. Our objective was to compare the outcome of patients undergoing OPCABG with BITA to the outcome of patients undergoing OPCABG with a single internal thoracic artery (SITA) and saphenous vein grafts or radial artery. METHODS: Five hundred and thirty-five consecutive patients who underwent OPCABG BITA at our institute between 2000 and 2008 were compared with 422 patients who underwent OPCABG with SITA...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079683/factors-associated-with-graft-detachment-after-primary-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Yoav Nahum, Pia Leon, Michael Mimouni, Massimo Busin
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors associated with postoperative graft detachment after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). METHODS: In this retrospective institutional cohort study, the study group included all consecutive eyes that underwent primary DSAEK between January 2005 and October 2015 at Villa Serena-Villa Igea private hospitals (Forlì, Italy) and developed postoperative graft detachment (n = 45). The control group included all eyes that underwent primary DSAEK during the same period and did not develop graft detachment (n = 1167)...
March 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070732/the-clinical-and-laboratory-spectrum-of-dedicator-of-cytokinesis-8-immunodeficiency-syndrome-in-patients-with-a-unique-mutation
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Arnon Broides, Amarilla B Mandola, Jacov Levy, Baruch Yerushalmi, Vered Pinsk, Michal Eldan, George Shubinsky, Nurit Hadad, Rachel Levy, Amit Nahum, Miriam Ben-Harosh, Atar Lev, Amos Simon, Raz Somech
Mutations in the dedicator of cytokinesis 8 (DOCK8) gene cause a combined immunodeficiency usually diagnosed as autosomal recessive hyper IgE syndrome. We sought to reveal the varying manifestations in patients with a unique mutation in DOCK8 gene by a retrospective medical record review. Ten patients from five consanguineous families and three tribes were included. Seven patients were homozygous for the c.C5134A, p.S1711X mutation, and the remaining three patients were their siblings manifesting hyper IgE syndrome features without a genetic diagnosis...
January 10, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058409/finding-significant-stress-episodes-in-a-discontinuous-time-series-of-rapidly-varying-mobile-sensor-data
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Hillol Sarker, Matthew Tyburski, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Karen Hovsepian, Moushumi Sharmin, David H Epstein, Kenzie L Preston, C Debra Furr-Holden, Adam Milam, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Mustafa al'Absi, Santosh Kumar
Management of daily stress can be greatly improved by delivering sensor-triggered just-in-time interventions (JITIs) on mobile devices. The success of such JITIs critically depends on being able to mine the time series of noisy sensor data to find the most opportune moments. In this paper, we propose a time series pattern mining method to detect significant stress episodes in a time series of discontinuous and rapidly varying stress data. We apply our model to 4 weeks of physiological, GPS, and activity data collected from 38 users in their natural environment to discover patterns of stress in real-life...
May 2016: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051792/management-strategies-for-liver-fibrosis
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Alejandra Altamirano-Barrera, Beatriz Barranco-Fragoso, Nahum Méndez-Sánchez
Liver fibrosis resulting from chronic liver injury are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Among causes of hepatic fibrosis, viral infection is most common (hepatitis B and C). In addition, obesity rates worldwide have accelerated the risk of liver injury due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Also liver fibrosis is associated with the consumption of alcohol, or autoimmune hepatitis and chronic cholangiophaties. The response of hepatocytes to inflammation plays a decisive role in the physiopathology of hepatic fibrosis, which involves the recruitment of both pro- and anti-inflammatory cells such as monocytes and macrophages...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051785/%C3%A2-celebrating-fifteen-years-of-annals-of-hepatology-publication-the-international-open-access-clinical-journal-devoted-to-liver-diseases
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Rolf Teschke, Eric M Yoshida, Nahum Méndez-Sánchez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047619/su-g-brc-04-collimator-angle-optimization-in-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
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A Andersen, C Johnson, G Bartlett, I Das
PURPOSE: Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) has revolutionized radiation treatment by decreasing treatment time and monitor units, thus reducing scattered and whole body radiation dose. As the collimator angle changes the apparent leaf gap becomes larger which can impact plan quality, organ at risk (OAR) sparing as well as IMRT QA passing rate which is investigated. METHODS: Two sites (prostate and head and neck) that have maximum utilization of VMAT were investigated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029718/a-smart-data-analysis-method-for-constructing-adaptive-treatment-strategies-for-substance-use-disorders
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Inbal Nahum-Shani, Ashkan Ertefaie, Xi Lu, Kevin G Lynch, James R McKay, David Oslin, Daniel Almirall
AIMS: To demonstrate how Q-learning, a novel data analysis method, can be used with data from a sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial (SMART) to construct empirically an adaptive treatment strategy (ATS) that is more tailored than the ATSs already embedded in a SMART. METHOD: We use Q-learning with data from the Extending Treatment Effectiveness of Naltrexone (ExTENd) SMART (N = 250) to construct empirically an ATS employing naltrexone, behavioral intervention, and telephone disease management to reduce alcohol consumption over 24 weeks in alcohol dependent individuals...
December 28, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994582/disruption-of-protein-mannosylation-affects-candida-guilliermondii-cell-wall-immune-sensing-and-virulence
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María J Navarro-Arias, Tatiana A Defosse, Karine Dementhon, Katalin Csonka, Erika Mellado-Mojica, Aline Dias Valério, Roberto J González-Hernández, Vincent Courdavault, Marc Clastre, Nahúm V Hernández, Luis A Pérez-García, Dhirendra K Singh, Csaba Vizler, Attila Gácser, Ricardo S Almeida, Thierry Noël, Mercedes G López, Nicolas Papon, Héctor M Mora-Montes
The fungal cell wall contains glycoproteins that interact with the host immune system. In the prominent pathogenic yeast Candida albicans, Pmr1 acts as a Golgi-resident ion pump that provides cofactors to mannosyltransferases, regulating the synthesis of mannans attached to glycoproteins. To gain insight into a putative conservation of such a crucial process within opportunistic yeasts, we were particularly interested in studying the role of the PMR1 homolog in a low-virulent species that rarely causes candidiasis, Candida guilliermondii...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965190/creating-live-interactions-to-mitigate-barriers-climb-a-mobile-intervention-to-improve-social-functioning-in-people-with-chronic-psychotic-disorders
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Bruno Biagianti, Danielle Schlosser, Mor Nahum, Josh Woolley, Sophia Vinogradov
BACKGROUND: Numerous psychosocial interventions for individuals with chronic psychotic disorders (CPD) have shown positive effects on social cognitive and functional outcome measures. However, access to and engagement with these interventions remains limited. This is partly because these interventions require specially trained therapists, are not available in all clinical settings, and have a high scheduling burden for participants, usually requiring a commitment of several weeks. Delivering interventions remotely via mobile devices may facilitate access, improve scheduling flexibility, and decrease participant burden, thus improving adherence to intervention requirements...
December 13, 2016: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916456/acute-fasting-regulates-retrograde-synaptic-enhancement-through-a-4e-bp-dependent-mechanism
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Grant Kauwe, Kazuya Tsurudome, Jay Penney, Megumi Mori, Lindsay Gray, Mario R Calderon, Fatima Elazouzzi, Nicole Chicoine, Nahum Sonenberg, A Pejmun Haghighi
While beneficial effects of fasting on organismal function and health are well appreciated, we know little about the molecular details of how fasting influences synaptic function and plasticity. Our genetic and electrophysiological experiments demonstrate that acute fasting blocks retrograde synaptic enhancement that is normally triggered as a result of reduction in postsynaptic receptor function at the Drosophila larval neuromuscular junction (NMJ). This negative regulation critically depends on transcriptional enhancement of eukaryotic initiation factor 4E binding protein (4E-BP) under the control of the transcription factor Forkhead box O (Foxo)...
December 21, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852471/what-does-extinction-have-to-do-with-confabulation
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REVIEW
Armin Schnider, Louis Nahum, Radek Ptak
Behaviourally spontaneous confabulation denotes a distinct syndrome consisting of confabulations that patients act upon, disorientation, and amnesia. It corresponds to the stable form of the original Korsakoff syndrome. While the syndrome may also occur in confusional states and degenerative dementia, this article is about the syndrome as it occurs after acute and focal brain damage. The patients act according to ideas and obligations that can mostly be traced back to real experiences in their past, but which are not currently valid guides of thinking and behaviour...
November 1, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821895/health-care-utilization-of-mexican-patients-with-medically-unexplained-physical-symptoms
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Azucena Maribel Rodriguez González, José Manuel Ramírez Aranda, Homero de Los Santos Reséndiz, María Yolanda Lara Duarte, Santiago Oscar Pazaran Zanella, Jafet Felipe Méndez López, Issa Gil Alfaro, Félix Gilberto Islas Ruz, Gloria Navarrete Floriano, Edith Guillen Salomón, Obdulia Texon Fernández, Silvia Cruz Duarte, Juan Carlos Romo Salazar, Claudia Elsa Pérez Ruiz, Sara de Jesús López Salas, Lizbeth Benítez Amaya, Javier Nahum Zapata Gallardo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of medically unexplained physical symptoms and the characteristics and use of health services in a group of patients with medically unexplained physical symptoms and a group of patients with other illnesses. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, retrospective and multicenter study. We included 1,043 patients over 18 years of age from 30 primary care units of a government health institution, in 11 states of Mexico, attended by 39 family physicians...
September 30, 2016: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805027/tooth-demineralization-and-associated-factors-in-patients-on-fixed-orthodontic-treatment
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Elías Nahúm Salmerón-Valdés, Edith Lara-Carrillo, Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solís, Norma Leticia Robles-Bermeo, Rogelio José Scougall-Vilchis, Juan Fernando Casanova-Rosado, América Patricia Pontigo-Loyola, Miguel Ángel Fernández Barrera
Dental demineralization was determined in patients at three time points during fixed orthodontic treatment. A multiple cross-sectional study included 108 patients divided into three different groups: (1) beginning of orthodontic treatment; (2) one year into treatment; and (3) two years into treatment. Demineralization was estimated using a DIAGNOdent pen. We obtained data from multiple tooth-by-tooth demineralization readings combined with salivary pH and patients' oral hygienic and dietary behaviors. A t-test for independent samples and Spearman´s correlation were performed...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
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