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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549377/biocompatibility-of-liposome-nanocarriers-in-the-rat-inner-ear-after-intratympanic-administration
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Jing Zou, Hao Feng, Rohit Sood, Paavo K J Kinnunen, Ilmari Pyykko
Liposome nanocarriers (LPNs) are potentially the future of inner ear therapy due to their high drug loading capacity and efficient uptake in the inner ear after a minimally invasive intratympanic administration. However, information on the biocompatibility of LPNs in the inner ear is lacking. The aim of the present study is to document the biocompatibility of LPNs in the inner ear after intratympanic delivery. LPNs with or without gadolinium-tetra-azacyclo-dodecane-tetra-acetic acid (Gd-DOTA) were delivered to the rats through transtympanic injection...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548582/bilateral-iris-depigmentation-and-ocular-hypotony-as-end-stage-manifestations-of-untreated-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
#2
Miguel Cuevas, Alejandra de-la-Torre, Andrea Córdoba
PURPOSE: To describe severe bilateral iris depigmentation and persistent ocular hypotony as end-stage manifestations of untreated Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. METHODS: We present the clinical findings and diagnostic studies performed for three patients with bilateral iris depigmentation. RESULTS: Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease in late recurrent stage was diagnosed in three patients with bilateral severe iris depigmentation and persistent ocular hypotony...
May 26, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547317/pelvic-pain-in-the-middle-of-the-night-use-of-mri-for-evaluation-of-pediatric-female-pathology-in-the-emergent-setting
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Rama S Ayyala, Asef Khwaja, Sudha A Anupindi
Acute pelvic pain in pediatric female patients is a common cause of emergency room visits. Imaging plays a crucial role in the clinical evaluation of these patients. Pelvic pain in female children can result from various pathologies. Ultrasound is the preferred first line imaging study; however, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a helpful adjunct after hours, as it is available 24/7 in many institutions. Advantages of MRI include superior delineation of anatomy and higher tissue contrast resolution, particularly of the small pelvic structures...
May 25, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547182/three-year-survival-of-art-high-viscosity-glass-ionomer-and-resin-composite-restorations-in-people-with-disability
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Gustavo F Molina, Denise Faulks, Ignacio Mazzola, Ricardo J Cabral, Jan Mulder, Jo E Frencken
OBJECTIVES: To assess the 3-year cumulative survival rate of atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) and conventional resin composite restorations (CRT) placed in persons with disability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients referred for restorative care to the Haemophilia Foundation special care service were treated by one of two specialists. Patients and/or caregivers were provided with written and verbal information regarding treatment options and selected the alternative they preferred...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546954/pleiotropic-cytotoxicity-of-vaca-toxin-in-host-cells-and-its-impact-on-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Farnaz Fahimi, Mohammad Reza Tohidkia, Mehdi Fouladi, Reza Aghabeygi, Naser Samadi, Yadollah Omidi
Introduction: In the recent decades, a number of studies have highlighted the importance of Helicobacter pylori in the initiation and development of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. Some potential virulence factors (e.g., urease, CagA, VacA, BabA) are exploited by this microorganism, facilitating its persistence through evading human defense mechanisms. Among these toxins and enzymes, vacuolating toxin A (VacA) is of a great importance in the pathogenesis of H. pylori. VacA toxin shows different pattern of cytotoxicity through binding to different cell surface receptors in various cells...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546791/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-from-clostridium-difficile-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Robert J Gianotti, Alan C Moss
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has evolved from a case report in the medical literature to the basis of major innovations in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and, potentially, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In the clinical setting, FMT was noted to significantly lower the risk of recurrent CDI, likely by increasing microbial diversity and altering the metabolic environment in the intestinal tract of recipients. In parallel, advances in the ability to quantify and characterize microbial communities in fecal samples led to the association of IBD with a state of intestinal dysbiosis...
April 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546762/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-clinical-implications-in-the-evaluation-of-connective-tissue-diseases
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REVIEW
Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Genovefa Kolovou
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is a recently developed noninvasive, nonradiating, operator-independent technique that has been successfully used for the evaluation of congenital heart disease, valvular and pericardial diseases, iron overload, cardiomyopathies, great and coronary vessel diseases, cardiac inflammation, stress-rest myocardial perfusion, and fibrosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and other spondyloarthropathies, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory myopathies, mixed connective tissue diseases (CTDs), systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, and sarcoidosis are among CTDs with serious cardiovascular involvement; this is due to multiple causative factors such as myopericarditis, micro/macrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, myocardial fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and finally heart failure...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545525/rotational-alignment-of-femoral-component-with-different-methods-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Joon Kyu Lee, Sahnghoon Lee, Sae Hyung Chun, Ki Tae Kim, Myung Chul Lee
BACKGROUND: Femoral component rotation (FCR) is one of the most important factors in total knee arthroplasty. In this prospective study, we used three different techniques for FCR and analyzed their accuracy with postoperative axial computed tomography (CT) images. We also evaluated effect of FCR to clinical outcome. METHODS: One hundred sixty-five patients were randomly allocated into three groups. In the measured resection group, FCR was set by externally rotating the axis 3° off the posterior femoral condylar axis...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544801/nanotherapeutic-systems-for-local-treatment-of-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Rami Walid Chakroun, Pengcheng Zhang, Ran Lin, Paula Schiapparelli, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Honggang Cui
Malignant brain tumor, including the most common type glioblastoma, are histologically heterogeneous and invasive tumors known as the most devastating neoplasms with high morbidity and mortality. Despite multimodal treatment including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, the disease inevitably recurs and is fatal. This lack of curative options has motivated researchers to explore new treatment strategies and to develop new drug delivery systems (DDSs); however, the unique anatomical, physiological, and pathological features of brain tumors greatly limit the effectiveness of conventional chemotherapy...
May 24, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544272/ensemble-variant-interpretation-methods-to-predict-enzyme-activity-and-assign-pathogenicity-in-the-cagi4-naglu-human-n-acetyl-glucosaminidase-and-ube2i-human-sumo-ligase-challenges
#10
Yizhou Yin, Kunal Kundu, Lipika R Pal, John Moult
CAGI (Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation) conducts community experiments to determine the state of the art in relating genotype to phenotype. Here we report results obtained using newly-developed ensemble methods to address two CAGI4 challenges: enzyme activity for population missense variants found in NAGLU (Human N-acetyl-glucosaminidase) and random missense mutations in Human UBE2I (Human SUMO E2 ligase), assayed in a high throughput competitive yeast complementation procedure. The ensemble methods are effective, ranked 2(nd) for SUMO-ligase and 3(rd) for NAGLU, according to the CAGI independent assessors...
May 24, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543666/high-resolution-melting-analysis-assay-for-identification-of-fonsecaea-species
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Minglan Shi, Xiqing Li, Jiao Feng, Shulin Jia, Xing Xiao, Chunmei Chen, Cindy Fransisca, Liyan Xi, Junmin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Chromoblastomycosis (CBM) is a chronic fungal disease. In China, the principle etiologic agent was a group of dematiaceous fungi, including Fonsecaea monophora, Fonsecaea nubica, and Cladophialophora carrionii. Although the Fonsecaea species have similar morphology, their pathogenicity is quite different. This study aims to establish a new solution for early identification of Fonsecaea species because of their distinctive potential infection risk. METHODS: Five reference strains and 35 clinical isolates from patients with CBM, preserved in our laboratory, were used in this study...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543407/assessing-bipolar-disorder-in-the-older-adult-the-geri-bd-toolbox
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Patricia Marino, Herbert C Schulberg, Ariel G Gildengers, Benoit H Mulsant, Martha Sajatovic, Laszlo Gyulai, Rayan K Aljurdi, Laurie Davan Evans, Samprit Banerjee, Ruben C Gur, Robert C Young
INTRODUCTION: The evidence base regarding characteristics of older adults with bipolar disorder (BD) remains limited. The NIH-funded multicenter study Acute Pharmacotherapy of Late-Life Mania (GERI-BD) assessed various clinical domains before and during mood stabilizer treatment in older adults participating in a 9-week, double-blind randomized controlled trial. We describe the rationale for selecting these instruments. METHODS: Domains and instruments were selected on the basis of the study design and the participants...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542406/human-igg3-with-extended-half-life-does-not-improve-fc-gamma-receptor-mediated-cancer-antibody-therapies-in-mice
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Rens Braster, Simran Grewal, Remco Visser, Helga K Einarsdottir, Marjolein van Egmond, Gestur Vidarsson, Marijn Bögels
BACKGROUND: Current anti-cancer therapeutic antibodies that are used in the clinic are predominantly humanized or fully human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1). These antibodies bind with high affinity to the target antigen and are efficient in activating the immune system via IgG Fc receptors and/or complement. In addition to IgG1, three more isotypes are present in humans, of which IgG3 has been found to be superior compared to human IgG1 in inducing antibody dependent cell cytotoxicity (ADCC), phagocytosis or activation of complement in some models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542137/dt-13-synergistically-enhanced-vinorelbine-mediated-mitotic-arrest-through-inhibition-of-foxm1-bicd2-axis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Hongyang Li, Li Sun, Hang Li, Xiaodan Lv, Herve Semukunzi, Ruiming Li, Jun Yu, Shengtao Yuan, Sensen Lin
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most commonly diagnosed malignant disease with the leading cause of cancer-related death. Combination treatment remains the major strategy in the clinical therapy of NSCLC. Vinorelbine (NVB), a semi-synthetic vinca alkaloid, is used for advanced and metastatic NSCLC by destabilizing microtubule formation to induce mitotic arrest and cell death. However, the side effect of NVB heavily affected its effectiveness in clinical therapy. Hence, it is of great significance to develop new agents to synergize with NVB and decrease the adverse effect...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542102/influence-of-paravertebral-muscle-quality-on-treatment-efficacy-of-epidural-steroid-infiltration-or-surgical-decompression-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-analysis-of-the-lumbar-spinal-outcome-study-lsos-data-a-swiss-prospective-multi-center-cohort-study
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Michael Betz, Jakob M Burgstaller, Ulrike Held, Gustav Andreisek, Johann Steurer, Francois Porchet, Mazda Farshad
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multi-center cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To study the question whether paravertebral muscle quality may affect the clinical outcome of epidural steroid infiltration (ESI) or surgical decompression in patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To the present, the impact of paravertebral muscle quality on clinical outcome of epidural steroid infiltration (ESI) or surgical decompression in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) has not been clarified...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541896/solving-inaccuracies-in-anatomical-models-for-electrocardiographic-inverse-problem-resolution-by-maximizing-reconstruction-quality
#16
Miguel Rodrigo, Andreu Climent, Alejandro Liberos, Ismael Hernandez-Romero, Angel Arenal, Javier Bermejo, Francisco Fernandez-Aviles, Felipe Atienza, Maria Guillem
Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) has become an increasingly used technique for non-invasive diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias, although the need for medical imaging technology to determine the anatomy hinders its introduction in the clinical practice. This work explores the ability of a new metric based on the inverse reconstruction quality for the location and orientation of the atrial surface inside the torso. Body surface electrical signals from 31 realistic mathematical models and four AF patients were used to estimate the optimal position of the atria inside the torso...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541775/cellular-response-to-exponentially-increasing-and-decreasing-dose-rates-implications-for-treatment-planning-in-targeted-radionuclide-therapy
#17
Jay H Solanki, Thomas Tritt, Jordan B Pasternack, Julia J Kim, Calvin N Leung, Jason D Domogauer, Nicholas W Colangelo, Venkat R Narra, Roger W Howell
The treatment of cancer using targeted radionuclide therapy is of interest to nuclear medicine and radiation oncology because of its potential for killing tumor cells while minimizing dose-limiting toxicities to normal tissue. The ionizing radiations emitted by radiopharmaceuticals deliver radiation absorbed doses over protracted periods of time with continuously varying dose rates. As targeted radionuclide therapy becomes a more prominent part of cancer therapy, accurate models for estimating the biologically effective dose (BED) or equieffective dose given in 2 fractions (EQD2α/β) will become essential for treatment planning...
May 25, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541745/graphical-data-display-for-clinical-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
#18
Daniel Dumitrescu, Stephan Rosenkranz
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a well-known, valuable tool in the clinical evaluation of patients with different causes of exercise limitation, and unexplained dyspnea. A wealth of data is generated by each individual test. This may be challenging with regard to a comprehensive and reliable interpretation of an exercise study in a timely manner. An optimized graphical display of exercise data may substantially help to improve the efficacy and reliability of the interpretation process. However, there are limited and heterogeneous recommendations on standardized graphical display in current exercise testing guidelines...
May 25, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541716/investigational-bet-bromodomain-protein-inhibitors-in-early-stage-clinical-trials-for-acute-myelogenous-leukemia-aml
#19
Thorsten Braun, Claude Gardin
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous group of malignancies driven by genetic mutations and deregulated epigenetic control. Relapse/refractory disease remains frequent in younger patients and even more so in older patients, including treatment with epigenetic drugs in this age group, mainly with hypomethylating agents. New treatment strategies are urgently needed. The recent discovery that epigenetic readers of the bromodomain (BRD) and extraterminal (BET) protein family, are crucial for AML maintenance by transcription of oncogenic c-MYC lead to rapid development of BET inhibitors entering clinical trials...
May 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541649/consensus-recommendations-for-the-clinical-application-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-rtms-in-the-treatment-of-depression
#20
Shawn M McClintock, Irving M Reti, Linda L Carpenter, William M McDonald, Marc Dubin, Stephan F Taylor, Ian A Cook, John O'Reardon, Mustafa M Husain, Christopher Wall, Andrew D Krystal, Shirlene M Sampson, Oscar Morales, Brent G Nelson, Vassilios Latoussakis, Mark S George, Sarah H Lisanby
OBJECTIVE: To provide expert recommendations for the safe and effective application of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). PARTICIPANTS: Participants included a group of 17 expert clinicians and researchers with expertise in the clinical application of rTMS, representing both the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) rTMS Task Group and the American Psychiatric Association Council on Research (APA CoR) Task Force on Novel Biomarkers and Treatments...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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