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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166256/infection-free-clinical-response-among-patients-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa-who-were-treated-with-adalimumab-results-from-two-phase-3-studies
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Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Jeffrey Sobell, Caitriona Ryan, Pierre J Wolkenstein, Ziqian Geng, Gerit D Mulder
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the rates of infection-free achievement of hidradenitis suppurativa clinical response (HiSCR) using integrated data from 2 phase 3, placebo-controlled trials, PIONEER I and II. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analyses from the first 12 weeks of both studies were examined. Patients were randomized to receive adalimumab (ADA) or placebo, and they then were assessed in the clinic at weeks 0, 2, 4, 8, and 12. All reports of an adverse or serious adverse event and infection were classified as treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs)...
November 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164841/home-blood-pressure-measurement-as-a-systematic-tool-for-clinical-practice-in-ckd-patients-a-real-world-picture
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Adamasco Cupisti, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Claudia Zullo, Michele Marchini, Enrico Varricchio, Alessandro Puntoni, Elisabetta Giglio, Ophelia Meniconi, Maria R Bruno, Maria F Egidi
BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension is very common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and its prevalence increases with lowering estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Blood pressure (BP) control is a cornerstone in the treatment of CKD patients but still most treatment decisions are based on office BP measurement (OBPM). The aim of this cross-sectional, retrospective study is to investigate the prevalence of hypertension phenotypes in CKD patients and whether different home (HBPM) or OBPM are associated with a different CKD stage and cardiovascular comorbidities...
November 22, 2017: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164271/bacteriophages-targeting-intestinal-epithelial-cells-a-potential-novel-form-of-immunotherapy
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EDITORIAL
Andrzej Górski, Ewa Jończyk-Matysiak, Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska, Ryszard Międzybrodzki, Beata Weber-Dąbrowska, Jan Borysowski
In addition to their established role as a physical barrier to invading pathogens and other harmful agents, intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) are actively involved in local immune reactions. In the past years, evidence has accumulated suggesting the role of IEC in the immunopathology of intestinal inflammatory disorders (IBD). Recent advances in research on bacteriophages strongly suggest that-in addition to their established antibacterial activity-they have immunomodulating properties that are potentially useful in the clinic...
November 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163655/vector-velocity-estimation-of-blood-flow-a-new-application-in-medical-ultrasound
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REVIEW
Kristoffer Lindskov Hansen, Michael Bachmann Nielsen, Jørgen Arendt Jensen
Vector flow techniques in the field of ultrasound encompass different pulse emission and estimation strategies. Numerous techniques have been introduced over the years, and recently commercial implementations usable in the clinic have been made. A number of clinical papers using different vector velocity approaches have been published. This review will give an overview of the most significant in vivo results achieved with ultrasound vector flow techniques, and will outline some of the possible clinical applications for vector velocity estimation in the future...
November 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163106/recent-advances-in-non-invasive-brain-stimulation-for-major-depressive-disorder
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REVIEW
Shui Liu, Jiyao Sheng, Bingjin Li, Xuewen Zhang
Non-invasive brain stimulation (NBS) is a promising treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD), which is an affective processing disorder involving abnormal emotional processing. Many studies have shown that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the prefrontal cortex can play a regulatory role in affective processing. Although the clinical efficacy of NBS in MDD has been demonstrated clinically, the precise mechanism of action remains unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163048/nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-subtype-alpha-9-mediates-triple-negative-breast-cancers-based-on-a-spontaneous-pulmonary-metastasis-mouse-model
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Li-Chi Huang, Ching-Ling Lin, Jia-Zheng Qiu, Chun-Yu Lin, Kai-Wen Hsu, Ka-Wai Tam, Jung-Yu Lee, Jinn-Moon Yang, Chia-Hwa Lee
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype is associated with poor prognosis and a high risk of recurrence-related death in women. Despite the aggressiveness of TNBCs, targeted TNBC therapy is not yet available in the clinic. To overcome this challenge, we generated highly metastatic TNBC cells (LM) derived from metastasized lung cells via a serial spontaneous pulmonary metastasis animal model to identify targetable molecules for attenuating the progression of TNBC metastasis. Gene analysis of primary tumor (P), first-round (1LM) and second-round (2LM) metastasized lung cells revealed that mesenchymal-related genes were significantly expressed in LM cells, especially in 2LM cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163031/microrna-mediated-regulation-of-itgb3-and-chl1-is-implicated-in-ssri-action
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Keren Oved, Luba Farberov, Avial Gilam, Ifat Israel, Danielle Haguel, David Gurwitz, Noam Shomron
Background: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drugs are the first-line of treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) but are effective in <70% of patients. Our earlier genome-wide studies indicated that two genes encoding for cell adhesion proteins, close homolog of L1 (CHL1) and integrin beta-3 (ITGB3), and microRNAs, miR-151a-3p and miR-221/222, are implicated in the variable sensitivity and response of human lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCL) from unrelated individuals to SSRI drugs...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162998/symptomatic-first-degree-atrioventricular-block-in-a-young-woman-after-taking-a-fat-burner-supplement
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Renda E M Abdelmageed, H B Xiao
A 22-year-old woman collapsed at home and was brought to the accident and emergency department. History revealed that she was fit and taken T5 capsule the night before the collapse. There was no history of similar collapses or seizure. Examination revealed blood pressure (BP) of 104/69 mmHg and a heart rate (HR) of 70 bpm. Chest, cardiovascular, and neurology examination were unremarkable. However, on standing, her HR increased to 120 bpm, and her BP dropped to 62/40 mmHg. Blood Na, K, Ca, Mg, phosphate, creatinine, complete blood count, T4 cortisol, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) were normal...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162833/the-combination-of-chk1-inhibitor-with-g-csf-overrides-cytarabine-resistance-in-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Alessandro Di Tullio, Kevin Rouault-Pierre, Ander Abarrategi, Syed Mian, William Grey, John Gribben, Aengus Stewart, Elizabeth Blackwood, Dominique Bonnet
Cytarabine (AraC) represents the most effective single agent treatment for AML. Nevertheless, overriding AraC resistance in AML remains an unmet medical need. Here we show that the CHK1 inhibitor (CHK1i) GDC-0575 enhances AraC-mediated killing of AML cells both in vitro and in vivo, thus abrogating any potential chemoresistance mechanisms involving DNA repair. Importantly, this combination of drugs does not affect normal long-term hematopoietic stem/progenitors. Moreover, the addition of CHK1i to AraC does not generate de novo mutations and in patients' samples where AraC is mutagenic, addition of CHK1i appears to eliminate the generation of mutant clones...
November 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162652/elucidating-the-pathogenesis-of-synchronous-and-metachronous-tumors-in-a-woman-with-endometrioid-carcinomas-using-a-whole-exome-sequencing-approach
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Ren-Chin Wu, Ema Veras, Jeffrey Lin, Emily Gerry, Asli Bahadirli-Talbott, Alexander Baras, Ayse Ayhan, Ie-Ming Shih, Tian-Li Wang
Synchronous endometrial and ovarian (SEO) carcinomas involve endometrioid neoplasms in both the ovary and uterus at the time of diagnosis. Patients were traditionally classified as having independent primary SEO lesions or as having metastatic endometrioid carcinoma. Recent studies have supported that SEO tumors result from the dissemination of cells from one organ site to another. However, whether this can be considered a "metastasis" or "dissemination" remains unclear. In this report, we performed whole-exome sequencing of tumor samples from a woman with well-differentiated endometrioid SEO tumors and a clinical "recurrent" poorly differentiated peritoneal tumor that was diagnosed 8 years after the complete resection of the SEO tumors...
November 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162433/triptonide-potently-suppresses-pancreatic-cancer-cell-mediated-vasculogenic-mimicry-by-inhibiting-expression-of-ve-cadherin-and-chemokine-ligand-2-genes
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Hongyan Han, Longsheng Du, Zhifei Cao, Bing Zhang, Quansheng Zhou
Various aggressive cancers, including pancreatic cancer, produce functional blood vessels by neovascularization. Tumor vasculogenic mimicry (VM) promotes cancer progression and is closely associated with the poor prognosis of the cancer patients. Therefore, tumor VM is a sensible target for novel anti-cancer drug discovery. However, there is a lack of effective anti-tumor VM drugs in the clinical setting. In this study, we aim to explore novel agents to effectually inhibit pancreatic cancer cell-mediated tumor VM for anti-cancer therapy...
November 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161899/how-long-should-routine-eeg-be-recorded-to-get-relevant-information
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Hannah Doudoux, Kristina Skaare, Thomas Geay, Philippe Kahane, Jean L Bosson, Cécile Sabourdy, Laurent Vercueil
OBJECTIVE: The optimal duration of routine EEG (rEEG) has not been determined on a clinical basis. This study aims to determine the time required to obtain relevant information during rEEG with respect to the clinical request. METHOD: All rEEGs performed over 3 months in unselected patients older than 14 years in an academic hospital were analyzed retrospectively. The latency required to obtain relevant information was determined for each rEEG by 2 independent readers blinded to the clinical data...
March 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161386/to-err-is-human-use-of-simulation-to-enhance-training-and-patient-safety-in-anaesthesia
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H Higham, B Baxendale
Human beings who work in complex, dynamic, and stressful situations make mistakes. This is as true for anaesthetists as for any other health-care professional, but we face unique challenges in the many roles and responsibilities we have in diverse clinical contexts. As a profession, we are well versed in the development and utilization of improvement techniques and technologies that prioritize high-quality, safe care for patients. This article focuses on one particular domain of patient safety in which anaesthetists have been pre-eminent, the use of simulation in training to improve both professional capabilities and patient safety in anaesthetic practice...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161243/the-combined-activation-of-kca3-1-and-inhibition-of-kv11-1-herg1-currents-contribute-to-overcome-cisplatin-resistance-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Serena Pillozzi, Massimo D'Amico, Gianluca Bartoli, Luca Gasparoli, Giulia Petroni, Olivia Crociani, Tiziano Marzo, Angela Guerriero, Luigi Messori, Mirko Severi, Roberto Udisti, Heike Wulff, K George Chandy, Andrea Becchetti, Annarosa Arcangeli
BACKGROUND: Platinum-based drugs such as Cisplatin are commonly employed for cancer treatment. Despite an initial therapeutic response, Cisplatin treatment often results in the development of chemoresistance. To identify novel approaches to overcome Cisplatin resistance, we tested Cisplatin in combination with K(+) channel modulators on colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. METHODS: The functional expression of Ca(2+)-activated (KCa3.1, also known as KCNN4) and voltage-dependent (Kv11...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160385/usual-interstitial-pneumonia-typical-possible-and-inconsistent-patterns
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Pedro Paulo Teixeira E Silva Torres, Marcelo Fouad Rabahi, Maria Auxiliadora Carmo Moreira, Gustavo de Souza Portes Meirelles, Edson Marchiori
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a severe and progressive chronic fibrosing interstitial lung disease, a definitive diagnosis being established by specific combinations of clinical, radiological, and pathological findings. According to current international guidelines, HRCT plays a key role in establishing a diagnosis of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). Current guidelines describe three UIP patterns based on HRCT findings: a typical UIP pattern; a pattern designated "possible UIP"; and a pattern designated "inconsistent with UIP", each pattern having important diagnostic implications...
September 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159941/the-role-of-off-focus-radiation-in-scatter-correction-for-dedicated-cone-beam-breast-ct
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Linxi Shi, Srinivasan Vedantham, Andrew Karellas, Lei Zhu
PURPOSE: Dedicated cone beam breast CT (CBBCT) suffers from x-ray scatter contamination. We aim to identify the source of the significant difference between the scatter distributions estimated by two recent methods proposed by our group and to investigate its effect on CBBCT image quality. METHOD: We recently proposed two novel methods of scatter correction for CBBCT, using a library based (LB) technique and a forward projection (FP) model. Despite similar enhancement on CBBCT image qualities, these two methods obtain very different scatter distributions...
November 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159860/assessment-of-sedation-level-prior-to-neonatal-intubation-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ellen H M de Kort, Nienke M Halbmeijer, Irwin K M Reiss, Sinno H P Simons
BACKGROUND: Adequate premedication before neonatal endotracheal intubation reduces pain, stress, and adverse physiological responses, diminishes duration and number of attempts at intubation, and prevents traumatic airway injury. Therefore, intubation should not be started until an adequate level of sedation is reached. It is not clear how this should be measured in the clinical situation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to provide a systematic review of the usability and validity of scoring systems or other objective parameters to evaluate the level of sedation before intubation in neonates...
November 20, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159491/-algorithm-for-securing-an-unexpected-difficult-airway-user-analysis-on-a-simulator
#18
T Ott, K Truschinski, M Kriege, M Naß, S Herrmann, V Ott, S Sellin
BACKGROUND: Critical incidents in difficult airway management are still a main contributory factor for perioperative morbidity and mortality. Many national associations have developed algorithms for management of these time critical events. For implementation of these algorithms the provision of technical requirements and procedure-related training are essential. Severe airway incidents are rare events and clinical experience of the individual operators is limited; therefore, simulation is an adequate instrument for training and evaluating difficult airway algorithms...
November 20, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159346/peramivir-analogues-bearing-hydrophilic-side-chains-exhibit-higher-activities-against-h275y-mutant-than-wild-type-influenza-virus
#19
Din-Chi Chiu, Tzu-Chen Lin, Wen-I Huang, Ting-Jen Cheng, Keng-Chang Tsai, Jim-Min Fang
Peramivir is an effective anti-influenza drug in the clinical treatment of influenza, but its efficacy toward the H275Y mutant is reduced. The previously reported cocrystal structures of inhibitors in the mutant neuraminidase (NA) suggest that the hydrophobic side chain should be at the origin of reduced binding affinity. In contrast, zanamivir having a hydrophilic glycerol side chain still possesses high affinity toward the H275Y NA. We thus designed five peramivir analogues (5-9) carrying hydrophilic glycol or glycerol side chains, and evaluated their roles in anti-influenza activity, especially for the H275Y mutant...
November 21, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159313/fibrosis-and-atrial-fibrillation-computerized-and-optical-mapping-a-view-into-the-human-atria-at-submillimeter-resolution
#20
Brian J Hansen, Jichao Zhao, Vadim V Fedorov
Recent studies strongly suggest that the majority of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with diagnosed or subclinical cardiac diseases have established or even pre-existing fibrotic structural remodeling, which may lead to conduction abnormalities and reentrant activity that sustain AF. As conventional treatments fail to treat AF in far too many cases, an urgent need exists to identify specific structural arrhythmogenic fibrosis patterns, which may maintain AF, in order to identify effective ablation targets for AF treatment...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
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